How to Copy and Paste on PowerShell in Windows 10

All of us know how to perform simple copy and paste operations while using any text editor or search bars in Windows 10. However, most users wonder how to use these commands while using PowerShell, since the keyboard shortcuts of these commands are disabled by default in PowerShell. In this article, we will explain the method to enable and use the copy and paste operations in PowerShell in Windows 10.

Enabling and using copy and paste in PowerShell in Windows 10

To enable and use copy and paste on PowerShell in Windows 10, you need to follow the steps below:

Type power shell in the search area of your taskbar and click the search result to launch the PowerShell window. The newly opened PowerShell window can be seen in the following image:

Open PowerShell Console

Now right-click on the title bar of your PowerShell window to launch a cascading menu, as shown in the following image:

PowerShell Properties

In this menu, click on the "Properties" option, as highlighted in the image above.

Once you click on it, the "Windows PowerShell Properties" window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

PowerShell Properties Window

Select the checkbox corresponding to the "Enable Ctrl key combinations" field as highlighted in the figure above.

Finally, click the OK button to save your settings.

After you have done all these steps, you can easily copy and paste in PowerShell on Windows 10 using the Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V key combinations.


If you follow the method described in this article, you can easily enable the copy and paste options in PowerShell when using Windows 10. Once you have managed to enable these commands, you can conveniently use them anytime as if you had used them in a regular text editor.