(Solved) Fixed Copy Paste not working on Windows 10

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Copying and pasting is the most basic function of a computer. If it stops working, it will be difficult to work on the computer.

Understanding the problem

Here's how the copy and paste function works. Whenever we copy a text or an image, it is saved in a virtual clipboard that we cannot see. When we paste it, it is pasted from the clipboard. This is all handled through some services and if the copy and paste function doesn't work we could focus on those services to fix the problem.

Try the following step by step solutions to fix the problem:

Solution 1: Use the System 32 folder

1. Go to File Explorer.

2. Go to C: Windows System32

3. Now find rdpclip in the search bar.

4. Right click rdpclip.exe and choose Run as administrator.

5. Likewise, find dwm.exe in the search bar.

6. Now, right click dwm and choose Run as administrator.

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If that doesn't fix the problem, move on to the next method.

Solution 2] Reset the rdpclip.exe process

The copy-paste function is handled by the rdpclip.exe processes. This process can become obsolete over time, so we should restore it.

1] Press CTRL + ALT + CANC and select Task Manager among the options.

2] In the Processes tab, find the file rdpclip.exe Service.

3] Right click and click Process finished.

4] Now close the Task Manager and open it again.

5] Go to File >> Run New Task.

6]Type rdpclip.exe in the dialog box and press Log in. Restart the process.

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Via command prompt

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Write the command cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt window.

2] Type the following command in the command prompt window and press Enter:

taskkill.exe /F /IM rdpclip.exe

This command ends the rdpclip.exe task.

3] Type rdpclip.exe in the window and press Enter. This command restarts the rdpclip.exe task.

We could do the same with the dwm.exe task from the Task Manager.

Solution 3] Use the “echo off” command at the command prompt

1] Open the file Symbol of the system window as suggested in the previous solution.

2] Type the following command and press Enter:

cmd /c"echo off|clip

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Solution 4] Check individual applications

Sometimes the problem with the copy and paste function may not be specific to the system, but to the application. We may check if the feature does not work with specific applications. For instance. If you can't paste the image into Paint, try copying and pasting the text into Notepad.

If the problem is specific to a number of applications (or maybe just one), troubleshoot the application accordingly.

Solution 5] Temporarily disable the antivirus program

Sometimes the antivirus program prevents the copy and paste function for security reasons. Temporarily disabling the antivirus program may help isolate the problem.

Solution 6] Troubleshoot hardware and devices

We could also try the Windows built-in troubleshooter.

1] Click Start button and then on the gear symbol to open the file settings menu.

2] Go to Updates and Security >> Troubleshooting.

3] Select the file Troubleshoot hardware and devices.

4] At the end of the process, Curriculum vitae the system.

Hope these resolutions help you solve your problem.

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