How to enable copy / paste in CMD

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As we know that Windows does not allow a user to take advantage of the “copy-paste” method in command prompt through its default settings. That is, we cannot copy anything from anywhere and paste it in command  prompt of Windows at the first place.

So what is the solution to this problem? As every problem has a solution and every lock has a key, even this default setting can be changed for sure. But many of us are unaware of the settings that can be done to get rid of this issue.

Well in this article you are going to learn the simple settings you need to do to enable copy / paste in CMD. Copy from anywhere and you need not to type the text, just simply paste it in the command prompt window.

Enable Copy / Paste in CMD

What you need to do is “follow these simple steps”… So here you go –

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Step1: Type CMD in your search bar of windows start menu and open CMD.

Now this is how the CMD appears on your screen.

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Step2: Right click on the title bar of CMD and a pop-up will be displayed on the CMD windows screen like shown below.

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Step3: From the pop-up menu, click on properties and again another pop-up menu will appear on the screen.

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Step4: From the above pop-up menu, simply check the “QuickEdit Mode” under the “Edit Options”.

Step5: Click “OK” and you are all set.

Now enjoy shortcuts to copy and paste in cmd from anywhere and any kind of text. Simply copy any text using “ctrl+c” command or just the traditional method of selecting the text and then right click and copy it.

To paste the text in CMD, you just have to move the cursor where you want to paste the text and right-click. Once you right click your mouse, you will see that the text you copied is pasted in the Windows command prompt.

So, here you go Windows user – No need of mugging up the commands that you don’t know from the web and then typing them as it is in the command prompt with the uncertainty that it may be incorrect command even. Simply copy the commands from the web and paste it in CMD and enjoy.

Hope that this simple tutorial is going to be helpful for you to run correct and error-free commands in your CMD. Fasten up your work, save your time without typing long and complex commands, and enjoy running commands without error.

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Prienka Bakshi

Prienka Bakshi loves learning about new technologies. She writes articles on technology as a freelancer. She follows latest technology news and upcoming gadgets.

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