Enable CTRL+C & CTRL+V in Command Prompt on Windows 10, 8, 7

Although Command Prompt, it’s a practical tool that gives us multiple options, it has a small issue, to copy and paste, the usual shortcuts don’t work.

Today in this tutorial, you will see how to enable the shortcuts Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V in the Command Prompt.

Method #1: Enable Copy & Paste Shortcuts

  1. Open the Command Prompt and will right click on the title bar, then select the option “Properties.”
  2. Now, go to the “Options” tab and check “Enable Ctrl key shortcuts“:
    comand prompt enable keys shortcuts
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Now you can use the Ctrl + C keys to copy and Ctrl + V to paste directly into the CMD console.

Method #2: Copy & Paste using Edit Menu

Command prompt has an integrated menu from where it will be possible to copy or paste content.

  1. First, copy the content from somewhere and in the console.
  2. Right-click on the Title bar and select the option “Edit > Paste“:
    command prompt edit paste

The same process applies when you want to copy text from the console.

Method #3: Copy & Paste using the Mouse

Its one of the traditional methods to paste text in the Command Prompt.

  1. First of all, copy the text to paste.
  2. Then, just right click on the console and the copied text will automatically be pasted.

As easy as that you can copy and paste content in the Command Prompt

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