Computer is unable to copy and paste

Are you using your computer (Adobe, Word, etc) and getting an error message or otherwise unable to copy and paste?

Here are a few solutions:

Fix 1


  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Internet Options
  2. Click on the Security Tab and find "Drag and Copy or Paste" and make sure it is Enabled
Fix 2
  1. Go to Start -> Run
  2. Enter "cleanmgr" and hit OK
  3. Run the cleanup
Alternate Fix #2
  1. See the following Post: Speed Up and Clean up your PC!
  2. Run the cleanup to clean temp files
If the issue is with Adobe:
  1. Open the PDF you are trying to copy from
  2. Go to File -> Properties
  3. Click on the Security Tab and ensure that "Content Copying" is allowed
  4. If it is allowed, see fix 2 and alternate fix 2