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How to Resolve Copy-Paste Issues in Windows 10

Has the copy-paste feature stopped working for you?

If you’re anything like me, you probably use the copy-paste function on your computer all the time. So this problem is annoying, or just downright frustrating.

Fortunately, the fix is easy.

Here are a few solutions to fix your broken Copy-Paste function in Windows 10.

Tip 1. Close your open programs

Let’s start with the easiest solution. Having multiple windows open at the same time can cause a variety of issues, like copy-paste failure.

To resolve, close all your open programs by right-clicking on the program icon on your taskbar then selecting Close Window.

Or, you can use Task Manager to get the program terminated.

  1. Hold Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager
  2. Click the programs you have open, then click End task to close it

Tip 2: Clear your Clipboard

If you have copied a lot of items, your computer’s Clipboard may get full. Here’s how to clear your Clipboard:

  1. Select the Start button on the bottom left of your screen
  2. Type CMD, then right-click Command Prompt
  3. Select Run as administrator
  4. When prompted, select Yes
  5. On command prompt type the following command below and hit Enter:

cmd /c “echo off | clip”

Tip 3: Update your Computer

If tips 1 or 2 don’t solve the problem, you may be experiencing copy-paste problems due to system glitches. Updating your computer can fix major and minor bugs.

Here’s how to check for available updates:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings
  2. Select the Update & Security category
  3. Then, select Check for Updates and follow the prompts

Tip 4: Run System File Checker

Copy-paste issues can happen when critical files are missing or corrupted. The System File Checker will find missing and corrupted files on your system that may solve your copy-paste problems.

To run the System File Checker:

  1. Open the Start menu and type CMD in the search bar
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  3. On Command Prompt, type the command below and hit Enter:

sfc /scannow

Step 5: Update your Device Drivers

If the issue persists, you might need to update your computer’s drivers.

Driver Reviver will search for missing and outdated drivers, then find the correct, up-to-date drivers so you can download them with ease.

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