1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       27 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 10 copy and paste is not working. It stopped working


    I am using Windows 10 with all the latest updates. Copy and Paste has stopped working.
    I am not able to copy and paste from anywhere e.g. In Notepad highlight a line and copy it and paste it.
    It will not paste anymore. In PyCharm as well, Notepad++, Word etc.

    I have tried the following fix but it does not solve the problem: Open command prompt and type in %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip" to clear the clipboard
    I have also tried SFC scanow

    Anyone have a solution for this?

    Thanks, Riaz
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 835
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       27 Oct 2016 #2

    First, restart Windows. Sometimes it's all that's needed to clear such 'oddities'.

    If that fails, try logging in with another account (create a new one if necessary). Does that have the same problem?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       27 Oct 2016 #3


    I have solved it now. There was a clear clip board app in one of the other posts whom had same problem.
    Clearing the clipboard and then a restart has sorted it.
    Ah i have spoken too quick. It worked for a few mins. Now it has stopped working again.

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  4. Joined : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       27 Oct 2016 #4

    I have found that I have to have what I'm copying from open to be able to paste into another program. An example is copying from Onenote to cmd prompt, if Onenote is closed after copying it doesn't do anything.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,338
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 Oct 2016 #5

    Is your OneNote storing on the Cloud/OneDrive? Could be losing track of where the data is when OneNote is closed. Have you tried Selecting the data, Ctrl+C to Copy and Ctrl+V to Paste? Works in most things.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       27 Oct 2016 #6

    Yes Onedrive is set to sync online as it shows the same information on all my devices.
    I will try your suggestion.
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