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Question: COPY & PASTE not working!

I recently did the OS update on my MacBook Air, just to find out the copy and paste function is not working. I already searched Apple support and followed the steps to try and fix the issue. However the 2 that were suggested did not work. Can someone please help me. Thanks.

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Mar 11, 2018 1:14 PM in response to macjack In response to macjack

I have the same problem, and I tried three things as suggested in apple forums:


  1. Shutdown / Restart
  2. Kill the pboard process
  3. Trash the preferences files com.apple.finder.plist and com.apple.sidebar.plist.


None of them working


I'd copy the URLS of the forum posts where the solutions are suggested, but I cannot copy/paste 😉

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Mar 12, 2018 5:42 AM in response to jorgealonso In response to jorgealonso

Try rebuilding the launch services database. These are only cache files but can get corrupted.


Launch Terminal Triple click anywhere on the following line to copy entire line then at the prompt copy & paste this command: Then press return. Wait for the cursor to return to the command line.


/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain u -domain s -domain l -v


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