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Problems Copying / Pasting in Excel, - Could This Be Due to Insufficient "Swap File" Allocation?


thegreypanther

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I continue to have problems in copying / pasting when using Excel spreadsheets. If I use Excel as soon as the PC starts up, I can copy and paste without any trouble. But once I have been using my PC to do other things, I soon find that I can't copy and paste as I would like to. I can sometimes copy a single cell, but if I want to paste that cell into a range I get an error message.

Is there any chance that this is somehow linked to too small an allocation for "Swap Files"?

I have 8Gb in RAM on my PC, so I can't see that this could have any bearing. But is there some part of the PC where temporary files are stored that is getting clogged up? Or am I just guessing?

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compumac

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Try this link related to the problem that I had with Excel copy and paste which was caused by Skype. Is there a connection with your problem?

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thegreypanther

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Compumac.....

No link included. I have Skype on my PC, so I would certainly be interested.

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VoG II

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compumac

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Missing link

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4134590/skype-excel-problem-as-well-as-internet/

It was the Click to Call function in Skype that caused the problem

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thegreypanther

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Looks like Skype's Click to Call function IS the culprit! Many thanks everyone for the advice. I've uninstalled the function and all seems to be OK with Excel. Bit of a weird one, this.

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mole44

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I know it sounds obvious but have you put the original office disc in and used the repair option,sometimes it something as simple as a corrupted file that needs repairing.

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mole44

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I know it sounds obvious but have you put the original office disc in and used the repair option,sometimes it something as simple as a corrupted file that needs repairing.

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mole44

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oooops sorry to early for me

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