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

On this, you will see how to enable the shortcuts Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V in the Command Prompt easily on Windows 10.

Command Prompt, or CMD, is the console that has been present in all the Windows operating systems and where you can manage and change different parameters and settings.

Although it is a practical utility that gives you multiple options, there is one small problem. To copy and paste, you daily use the Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V keyboard shortcuts, but in the Command Prompt, these shortcuts don’t work.

That’s why on this post, I will show you how to enable those shortcuts easily on Windows 10.

Method #1: Enable Copy & Paste Shortcuts

To enable Ctrl + V in the Command Prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Run window using the keyboard shortcut: Win + R
  2. In the box, copy the command cmd and press Enter
  3. Once in the Command Prompt, right-click on the title bar, and in the menu select Properties
    cmd properties
  4. In the window that opens, click on the box Enable Ctrl key shortcuts under the section Edit options
    comand prompt enable keys shortcuts
  5. Now you can use the Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V shortcuts to copy and paste in the Command Prompt

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 go back to the Command Prompt.
  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 from somewhere.
    copy paste cmd
  2. Then, right-click on the console, and the copied text will automatically be pasted.

Wrapping Up

As easy as that, you can enable the Ctrl shortcuts in the Command Prompt and be able to copy and paste easily. Also, I leave you alternative ways to copy and paste in the Command Prompt that you can use in a rush.

Do you know another way to do this? Let me know in the comments section below.

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