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How to Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10


Copy paste its something we all do, probably multiple times a day. But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices? Starting with Windows 10 build 17666, Microsoft is addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level simply press Win+V and youll be presented with a brand-new clipboard experience.

Not only can you can paste from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you find yourself using all the time. This history is roamed using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets, which means you can access your clipboard across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

Roamed text on the clipboard is only supported for clipboard content less than 100 kb. Currently, the clipboard history supports plain text, HTML and image less than 1 MB.

This tutorial will show you different ways to clear data from your clipboard history in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Clear All Clipboard History Data Including Pinned Items
  • Option Two: To Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items
  • Option Three: To Clear Specific Items from Clipboard History
  • Option Four: To Clear Clipboard without Affecting Clipboard History Data


EXAMPLE: Clipboard history
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Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10
To Clear All Clipboard History Data Including Pinned Items

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Clipboard on the left side, and turn off Save multiple items on the right side. (see screenshot below)

You can turn on Save multiple items again afterwards if you like.

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10
To Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Clipboard on the left side, and click/tap on the Clear button under Clear clipboard data on the right side. (see screenshot below)

If Save multiple items is turned off, the Clear button will be grayed out.

If Save multiple items is turned on and the Clear button is grayed out, then it means you do not have anything in clipboard history that can be cleared.

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.
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Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10
To Clear Specific Items from Clipboard History

1. Press the Win+V keys to open the clipboard. (see screenshot below)

2. Perform either action below to delete any specific items (pinned or unpinned) you want from your clipboard history:
  • Click/tap on the X at the top right corner of an item you want to delete.
  • Press the up arrow and down arrow keys to select an item you want to delete, and press the Delete key.

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Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10
To Clear Clipboard without Affecting Clipboard History Data


This option can be used in all Windows. This will not clear your clipboard history data. It will only clear what is currently in the clipboard to paste.

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

cmd /c "echo off | clip"

If you like, you can also create a Clear Clipboard shortcut to make doing this easier on demand.

3. You can now close the command prompt if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn