Can't cut and paste or "Cannot empty the clipboard" in Excel

Seems rdpclip.exe misbehaves occasionally, preventing use of the "copy" function (via Ctrl+C or menu) in Windows or Office 2003

The temporary solution seems to be to kill the rdpclip.exe process. To do this go to the Start button and click Run. Then type

taskkill /F /IM rdpclip.exe

There is a hotfix for Windows 2003 server to prevent this, but in this instance there was no connection to a Win 2003 server, it was a Windows XP computer that was acting as the server being connected to.



Thank you! This is the first suggested fix (temp or permanent) I've found that gets rid of the nuisance "Cannot empty the clipboard" dialogue box. I copied the taskkill /F /IM rdpclip.exe command to Notepad and saved it as a .bat file so I can run it in Command Prompt if/when needed. David M

I've been having the same issue today running Excel 2003 on XP64. Tried various solutions suggested in various threads, but it seems to have been cured by starting rdpclip then killing it off again! David.