Windows 10 operating system allows you to use Copy and Paste function on the Command Prompt Window. Here we have shared a detailed guide on how to enable copy and paste in CMD on Windows 10 computer.

Windows has a Copy and paste option that makes the data transfer process much easier. Copy & Paste option is pretty simple to use; you just need to press CTRL+C to copy any file and CTRL+V to paste it. However, the feature doesn’t work in Command Prompt Window.

Since the Copy & Paste function doesn’t work in Command Prompt Window, users need to type in the command manually. Sometimes the CMD commands could be lengthy, and a single spelling mistake could force you to rewrite the entire command. Therefore, it’s wise to enable copy and paste function in the Command Prompt.

How To Enable Copy and Paste In Command Prompt

So, in this article, we have decided to share a working method to enable copy and paste in CMD. The method works on every version of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. So, let’s check out how to enable CTRL+C/ CTRL+V for Pasting in the Windows Command Prompt.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on the Start button and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

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Select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Step 2. This will open the Command Prompt with administrative rights.

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Command Prompt with administrative rights

Step 3. Right-click on the Command Prompt’s title bar and select ‘Properties’

Select 'Properties'
Select ‘Properties’

Step 4. Now head to the ‘Experimental’ or ‘Options’ tab.

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Open ‘Options’ tab

Step 5. On the Experimental tab, you need to enable the option ‘Enable CTRL key shortcuts’. The option to enable the CTRL key shortcuts might vary depending upon the Windows build. Some of the variants of the option are – Use ‘CTRL+SHIFT+C/V as copy/paste’, ‘Use CTRL key shortcuts’, etc.

Enable the options show in the screenshot
Enable the options shown in the screenshot

Step 6. Once done, click on the ‘Ok’ button to apply the changes.

That’s it! You are done. Now you can use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to copy-paste commands in CMD.

So, this is how you can enable copy and paste in CMD on Windows 10 computer. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.