How to Use Copy & Paste in Command Prompt

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 12, 2014

For beginners who would like to use the PC like a geek, command line is absolutely a fashionable way. However, chances are that you may be dazzled by some long and confused command lines when trying to change some settings. If, at this time, simply clicking Ctrl + C/V works, it will save you out of trouble. Actually, Copy & Paste do work! All you have to do is to activate this option in the settings. Here’s how.


1. Click Win + Q to bring up search box, put in cmd and select Command Prompt from the responding results.


2. You will see the Command Prompt opens up, locate the title bar and right click on it. Select Properties from the drop-down menu.


3. After the Properties window appears, under Options tab, find Edit Options session. Underneath, you will notice the Quick Edit Mode option, mark the check-box before it.


4. Then, try select texts in the Command Prompt. Surprise, surprise, it works!


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TESTED:  22 Feb