File Explorer - Copy/Cut and Paste function not working

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
       #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
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  2. azasadny's Avatar
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Pro 64bit (1909)
       #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?
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #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...
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #4

    Hello...
    Barend, did you find a solution for this? I have the same issue...
    THX
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  5. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,806
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
       #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
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,433
    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #6

    perichi said:
    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.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #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:
    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.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,433
    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #8

    perichi said:
    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.
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  9. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,433
    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #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.
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #10

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