How to Clear Clipboard history in Windows 10

Want to know, how you can easily Clear Clipboard history in Windows 10? In Windows 10, copy and paste is one of those features we use many times a day and take for granted. However, as the way we create content changes rapidly from version to 1809 (October 2018 update), Windows is introducing a new clipboard experience to overcome many of the limitations of the old experience.

What is a clipboard history feature?

If you have Clipboard history enabled in Windows 10, the feature keeps a record of items you have recently copied to the Clipboard while using copy and paste. We can copy many items in our clipboard like text, HTML, images less than 4 MB.

What Gets Stored in Clipboard History?

Clipboard, first introduced in the Windows 10 October 2018 update, keeps a list of the 25 most recent items that you copy to the clipboard. This element can contain text, HTML, and images that are less than 4MB in size. Unless there are items pinned to the clipboard, the clipboard history list is deleted every time your device restarts.

This guide will show you how to clear clipboard history for Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update) in various ways. just follow the simple step by step process:-

How to clear clipboard history on Windows 10

  1. Click on start and then on settings.
  2. Click on the first icon on the list “system
  3. Now Search for the “Clear clipboard data.”
  4. Click the “clear” button under “clear clipboard data”.

After you follow the steps, everything on the clipboard that is stored locally on your computer will be erased. Items you pin to your clipboard are saved.

Here’s how to clear Windows 10’s clipboard history completely

  1. Click on start and then on settings.
  2. Click on the first icon on the list “system
  3. Now Search for the “Clear clipboard data.”
  4. Disable the Save multiple items toggle switch.

After following these steps, you can turn the switch back on for a completely clean experience. If you disable the feature, remember that disabling it doesn’t disable the classic copy and paste functionality.

How to delete clipboard history elements individually

  1. Press the Windows key + V to open the clipboard.
  2. Select the copied item you want to delete.
  3. Just click on the X button to delete clipboard history elements individually.

After following these steps, it will only delete the items you deleted from your clipboard history.

Delete clipboard history with a shortcut

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Search for “notepad” and open it.
  3. copy No. 4 commands from here and paste them into notepad.
  4. ” %windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c “echo off | clip”
    wmic service where “name like ‘%%cbdhsvc_%%'” call stopservice
    wmic service where “name like ‘%%cbdhsvc_%%'” call startservice “
  5. Click on the file and then save it.
  6. After giving a file name Save it with the ” .bat ” extension. for example ClipboardClenner.bat or cleaner.bat etc.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Right-click on the batch file which you had created, and select the Create shortcut option.
  9. Right-click on the newly created shortcut and go to properties.
  10. Go to the Shortcut tab and click on the “change icon” button.
  11. copy the following code and paste it there and hit enter.

%windir%\system32\imageres.dll

  1. Now select the icon you want for the shortcut.
  2. Click on “apply” and the “OK

After following these steps, you can double-click the shortcut file or use the keyboard shortcut to delete clipboard history in Windows 10. The only limitation of this method is that you have to confirm the uplink for the batch script to run properly.

conclusion:

In this article, we have discussed almost every step to clear clipboard history in Windows 10. clipboard feature is very helpful but if you want to disable this feature then this guide will surely help you.

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