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How to full copy entire table from one Excel file to another?

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Hi I have two Excel files opened. I try to copy one table from first one Excel to second one. but when I do it, it always show some error message. Please see the picture in attachment. Any one can give some suggestion? Thank you
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by:Glenn Ray
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What version of Excel are you running (2010, 2013, 2016)?

What is the size (rows, columns) of the data you're copying?

How much RAM does your computer have (4GB, 8GB, more)?

Are you copying and pasting between two separate instances of Excel (applicable to 2010)?

Are you getting this error when attempting to copy and paste ANY range of data between ANY two workbooks - or just this specific range and workbook?

EDIT:
See my comment in your other question about too many different cell formats.  The solution there will resolve this also.
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by:eemoon
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Thank you so much for your fast reply. I am answering the questions as the below:

What version of Excel are you running (2010, 2013, 2016)? 2010

What is the size (rows, columns) of the data you're copying? my excel might be damaged. My question of the ticket might be another question. i will reinstall it. so do not think about the error message. but  i want to copy entire table in one instance of Excel to anther instance of Excel in the same PC. is it possible to do that?

How much RAM does your computer have (4GB, 8GB, more)? 4GB

Are you copying and pasting between two separate instances of Excel (applicable to 2010)? yes, i copy and paste between two separate instance of Excel in the same PC

Are you getting this error when attempting to copy and paste ANY range of data between ANY two workbooks - or just this specific range and workbook? i will uninstall and reinstall excel. after that, i think the error would not appear. but here i want to copy entire table in one instance of Excel to anther instance of Excel. is it possible to do that? Thank you
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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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First, the issue is not with Excel 2010, but the actual workbook itself (source and/or destination files).  They have been corrupted by having too many other sheets moved/copied into them and have amassed several thousand styles to the point where they no longer function.  To see my point, click "Cell Styles" from the Home ribbon: you'll see hundreds there that you very likely do not use.

Uninstalling and reinstalling will have no effect. You need to clean these workbooks of the styles.  My recommendation in your other question is to use the XLStyles Tool  to fix them.

Second, even though it may be convenient to use separate instances of Excel, I do not recommend doing so with Excel 2010.  There are known issues, like loss of data.  Excel 2013 and 2016 resolve this by emulating separate instances.

Regards,
Glenn
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by:eemoon
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we solved it after reinstalling without cleaning cell style. and go to Format>Move or Copy Sheet also can copy entire table.
Thank you!
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by:Glenn Ray
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That may work temporarily, but if you continue to move sheets in/out of that workbook, you'll see the error again.  I've experienced this numerous times and eventually you'll need to clean those workbooks.  You'll also have the benefit of a good size reduction and improved performance.

I'm glad you've gotten around your immediate problem.
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