Windows 10: File Explorer - Copy/Cut and Paste function not working

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
       21 Oct 2015 #1

    File Explorer - Copy/Cut and Paste function not working


    Hi there, I need some help seeing at MS Support could not solve the problem.

    When trying to copy and paste a file from File Explorer (or Desktop), my "Paste" operations remains disabled. As if the copy operation never actually copied the file. I also noticed that when I select "Cut" (file/icon becomes somewhat transparent), then moment I right click on the location where I would like to paste, the file/icon that the transparency stops, and once again the "Paste" function is not available.

    The same goes for Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. This also does not work.

    When I boot into safe mode the operation works however, and intermittently in "normal" mode the operation does work. It seems as if some service/driver/thing stops the functionality.

    Please assist, I will provide additional information if required.

    Thanks,
    Barend
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Oct 2015 #2

    Barend,

    I had a similar issue and I uninstalled Adobe Reader and now everything works. did you recently install Adobe Reader, by any chance?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2015 #3

    Hi Azasadny,

    My system was upgraded from Win 8 Pro to Win 10 Pro, and Adobe Reader XI was installed prior to the upgrade, so in essence it was always there. I tried uninstalling Adobe Reader, restarting and trying a copy and paste command again, but still no luck.

    Thanks for the proposal though...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Dec 2015 #4

    Hello...
    Barend, did you find a solution for this? I have the same issue...
    THX
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       21 Dec 2015 #5

    Right click start button go to program and features and see if you can uninstall it there then reinstall it ok or go to their site and try from there
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       21 Dec 2015 #6

    perichi said: View Post
    Hello...
    Barend, did you find a solution for this? I have the same issue...
    THX
    Until you find a solution on Copy/paste problem, I'd like to suggest you a better ( in my opinion ) way.......
    Copy To and Move To option in right click Context Menu.
    Use this tutorial :
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Once downloaded and enabled, all you need to do is ...............
    Right click at the file/folder > click Copy To > navigate to the destination location > select the location > click Copy.

    Same method applies to Move To.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    22 Dec 2015 #7

    Thank you. It helps for now but ctrl-c and v option is essential feature in windows... would really like to have it back...
    Everywhere else works... only win10 file explorer is the problem....strange...

    davidhk said: View Post
    Until you find a solution on Copy/paste problem, I'd like to suggest you a better ( in my opinion ) way.......
    Copy To and Move To option in right click Context Menu.
    Use this tutorial :
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Once downloaded and enabled, all you need to do is ...............
    Right click at the file/folder > click Copy To > navigate to the destination location > select the location > click Copy.

    Same method applies to Move To.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       22 Dec 2015 #8

    perichi said: View Post
    Thank you. It helps for now but ctrl-c and v option is essential feature in windows... would really like to have it back...
    Everywhere else works... only win10 file explorer is the problem....strange...
    Agree.
    But at least for now, you have something you can use.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       22 Dec 2015 #9

    By the way, have you run a system file check to look for corrupt files ? It will try to do repair if any found.

    If you have not tried that, give it a try..............................
    Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
    sfc /scannow

    > press Enter.
    It will take quite sometime.
    When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
    1. No integrity violation.
    2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
    3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

    If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
    If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
    If the report is #3, use this method................
    In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > press Enter.
    Again it will take some time.
    When finished, it will give you a report.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    22 Dec 2015 #10

    Thank you. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. So...problem is elsewhere.... hm...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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