To copy text from a command prompt window


Open Command Prompt 


Right-click the title bar of the command prompt window, point to Edit, and then click Mark.


Click the beginning of the text you want to copy.


Press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the end of the text you want to copy (or you can click and drag the cursor to select the text).


Right-click the title bar, point to Edit, and then click Copy.


Position the cursor where you want the text to be inserted:

In an MS-DOS-based program, or in a command prompt window, right-click the title bar, point to Edit, and then click Paste.

In a Windows-based program, click the Edit menu, and then click Paste.


To open command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt

You cannot paste text into a command prompt window or MS-DOS-based program when it is running in a full screen. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Using PIF files

Change command prompt window Edit Options settings

Copy and paste MS-DOS text using the mouse

Create or change a PIF

MS-DOS overview

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