How to Clear Clipboard Windows 10?

The clipboard is a temporary storage site in the RAM for the files or data that are copied and pasted anywhere else. In short, it is the place where your data is temporarily stored after you’ve copied it.

How to Clear Clipboard Windows 10?

Clear Clipboard Windows 10, Clear Clipboard

It is also known as a “Paste Buffer”.  The older versions of the Windows operating system only allowed a single content to be stored in the clipboard.

However, the more recent versions have upgraded clipboards where more than one content (up to 24 items) can be stored temporarily at a time. You can choose from the materials in the clipboard before pasting it anywhere.

Carrying multiple items in the clipboard has proven to be a blessing for regular computer users, but sometimes people need to clear some or all of the items stored in the clipboard.

In this article, we’ll be learning about how to clear clipboards in Windows 10 operating system.

Clearing All The Items From The Clipboard (except pinned items)

In the clipboard, you can mark some items as pinned. All items in the clipboard will be cleared except the pinned items if you follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to settings from the start menu.

Step 2: On the settings screen, you’ll see the “System” option. Click on it.

Step 3: Click on the “Clipboard” option.

Step 4: Now, you’ll see a “Clear” button under the “Clear clipboard data”.

Once you’ve done this, everything except the pinned items on your clipboard will be removed.

Clearing All The Items From The Clipboard (including pinned items)

If you want to delete all the items from your clipboard, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open settings from the start menu.

Step 2: Go to “System” appearing on the settings screen.

Step 3: Click on the “Clipboard” option appearing under the “System” option.

Step 4: Turn the toggle switch off under the “Save Multiple Items” option.

After turning off the “Save multiple items” option, your clipboard will be cleared, but we will not be able to carry multiple items in your clipboard until you turn it on again.

Clearing Individual Items From The Clipboard

Step 1: Open the clipboard using the “Windows key” and “V” together.

Step 2: All the items stored in your clipboard will appear. Select the item you want to remove from your clipboard.

Step 3: Click on the menu option (three dots appear on the right of the selected item).

Step 4: Now, delete the item that you’ve selected.

Adding An Empty Item To The Clipboard History

This is not actually clearing the clipboard, instead, it’s just a way to prevent someone from pasting the last item you copied.

Step 1: Open the run box from the Start menu.

Step 2: Then type cmd /c “echo off | clip” and then press enter.

This will enter an empty item into your clipboard.

Ahnaf Nihin is a senior content writer at Gametechia. He's having 10 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background in engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.