How to Enable Copy paste in CMD – Windows

By Default Windows do not allow users to Copy text and Paste it in Command prompt Or Copy text from Command prompt and paste it elsewhere. But there is an option in CMD itself to enable Copy & Paste Text in Windows Command Prompt.

Today in this tutorial we will learn how to Enable Copying and Pasting Texts in Windows Command prompt. One of the main advantage of this will be that you can copy any command that you find on the internet or from any word/excel file and paste it directly in CMD and execute that command just like that.

How to Enable Copy Paste in CMD

Step 1: Open CMD, Just type CMD in search or Press Win + X key to select Command Prompt.

Step 2: Right Click on the Title of the CMD window and Select Properties just like its shown in the below Picture

Enable Copy paste in CMD
Step 3: You will see a Pop up Window coming up, Now on the Right hand side, Under Edit Options, Just Check Quick Edit Mode and click OK

Step 4: Everything is Done, Now just Copy any Text from Here or Anywhere else Using CTRL + C keys and just Right click using your mouse on CMD. You will see that the text is been pasted automatically in CMD. Please Understand that Using CTRL + C to Copy text is Important.

Likewise if you wish to Copy Text from CMD to paste elsewhere then Just Select the Text in CMD and Again just Right Click with the mouse. Your Text is Copied and ready to Paste it in any Document you want.

This Doesn’t Limit you to just Text you can even copy File or Folder path and paste it in CMD. Everything that you have to type manually can be copied from somewhere and pasted directly to CMD with this small Tweak

So this was just a small Tip I wanted to Share with my Readers so that you don’t have to Type any long Command in CMD which if typed incorrectly can cause errors. I hope this will help some Of you.

  1. Reply srikanth September 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    it’s useful.. it’s working…

  2. Reply EKANT PURI August 28, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Thanks! Very Informative.

  3. Reply Akila May 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Thank you..

  4. Reply Waqar March 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Useful Trick! Helped me a lot. Thank you boss!

  5. Reply innocent July 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    it worked, but when i want to copy from cmd it couldn’t show active copy for me to copy

    • Reply innocent July 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      i have realise it was my fault thanks!

  6. Reply R.Prabhakar Rao April 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    We need to use latest computer skills.Please help us.

  7. Reply Cedro De Felix April 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I first doubted it but finally it worked, thanks its bravo

  8. Reply Sujeet Gupta April 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    It’s really most important tricks for every PC users….
    So, thanks

  9. Reply TANMAYA KUMAR February 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

    This trick is nice , and its working perfectly


  10. Reply msg February 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    this is nic trick and effective for me, share more tricks for us.

    thanks bro.

  11. Reply steev jobs December 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    this method is working.thanks

  12. Reply ilham November 8, 2014 at 7:05 am

    it help me alot thanks

  13. Reply M. Ali October 3, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Too much informative post. I searched on internet to find solution of this. now finally i can use copy paste in CMD. thanks

  14. Reply Muhammad Ahmad September 28, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Thanks For Sharing this Trick

  15. Reply Sachin September 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    CMD is very important in Operating system
    Thanks Jigar sharing this kind of info
    Nice work

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