How to copy Windows error message content to clipboard

As you are already aware, in Windows, application errors are usually dumped into log files and display messages with an error code through a user-friendly message box. The error message and the error code is the primary source of information to step in to investigate the issue further. There will be no problem when the message box text is small or single-line text. In this case, the user can easily remember the error message text and feed it to any search engine for the solution. But it becomes painful when the message box has more extensive content. In this article, learn how easy to copy Windows error message content to the clipboard.

Copy Windows error message content to clipboard:

In this article, learn an easy way to copy the error message content to clipboard.

Solution:

Platform: Windows
Follow the below steps to copy message box content into the clipboard.

1

Click anywhere on the message box (except on buttons) to focus it.

How to copy Windows error message content to clipboard

2 Now hit [Ctrl + C] on the keyboard which copies message box content to clipboard.
3

Open the notepad application and hit [Ctrl + V] on the key board to dump the clipboard content to notepad.

How to copy Windows error message content to clipboard

4 Now you can copy the message box text from notepad and use it where ever is required—E.g. Google search engine.
This solution work for XP and all higher version of Windows.

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