Cannot copy/paste

mike21

Well-Known Member
I can no longer copy/paste from one document to another existing or new file (both Word and Notepad) - paste does not appear on the right click menu, nor does Ctrl V work; I can however copy/paste a picture. Apparently the text gets as far as the clipboard as I get a message asking if I want to delete it. Strangely I have been able to save this message by copy/pasting into Word.
 


livix07

Well-Known Member
I can no longer copy/paste from one document to another existing or new file (both Word and Notepad) - paste does not appear on the right click menu, nor does Ctrl V work; I can however copy/paste a picture. Apparently the text gets as far as the clipboard as I get a message asking if I want to delete it. Strangely I have been able to save this message by copy/pasting into Word.
This usually happens when trying to copy without selecting first what needs to be copied.
 


mike21

Well-Known Member
I always go ctrl A then ctrl C but It did not work. I have just re-booted the computer and it works perfectly again. I have no idea what was the cause of the problem. Hope it does not happen again.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Do you have Adobe reader installed? If you do reinstall install it.
 


HeyArchit

New Member
Here are 8 fixes that have helped many Windows users get their copy-paste working again.
You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find one that works for you.
>Close any video players
>Close any open applications
>Clear your clipboard
>Run System File Checker
>Update your device drivers
>Delete any corrupted zones from your Windows Registry
>Check for viruses and malware
>Undo recent system changes with System Restore
 


mike21

Well-Known Member
Here are 8 fixes that have helped many Windows users get their copy-paste working again.
You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find one that works for you.
>Close any video players
>Close any open applications
>Clear your clipboard
>Run System File Checker
>Update your device drivers
>Delete any corrupted zones from your Windows Registry
>Check for viruses and malware
>Undo recent system changes with System Restore
 


mike21

Well-Known Member
Thank you both. I don't have adobe reader installed, so it was not that. I have copied the list of possible fixes in case it happens again.
 


HeyArchit

New Member
Try checking your keyboard and mouse settings from the settings because it happens sometimes when we update or do some changes from our PC settings, some settings get changed and due to this our functions doesn't work properly. If still not working then try to reinstall the latest full windows and your problem will definitely be solved.
 


mike21

Well-Known Member
Thank you everyone; I now have enough information to sort it if it happens again
 


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