Problem: Unable to copy and paste the data fame in ArcMap
ArcMap fails to execute the copy and paste commands while attempting to copy and paste the data frame in ArcMap version 10.3 and later.
This issue is a known limitation for ArcMap 10.3 and later versions.
Solution or Workaround
Insert a new data frame, and copy and paste the layers in the new data frame.
- In the ArcMap main menu, click Insert > Data Frame to add a new data frame.
- Press the Ctrl key, and select the desired layers. Right-click the selected layers, and click Copy.
- Right-click the new data frame, and click Paste Layer(s).