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Unable to copy and paste the data frame in ArcMap 10.3.1.

Last Published: September 30, 2016 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000088466
SubmittedJune 17, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle. If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support. Note that ArcGIS 10.8.2 is the current release of ArcGIS Desktop and will enter Mature Support in March 2024 ( There are no plans to release an ArcGIS Desktop 10.9, and we recommend that you migrate to ArcGIS Pro. See Migrate from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro ( for more information.


1) Right-click the data frame > Select all layers. 2) Right-click a layer > copy. 3) Insert a new data frame (Insert > data frame). 4) Right-click on the data frame > paste layers. Note: This workaround only transfers the layers within the data frame and not the data frame properties.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000088466


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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