How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

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Whenever you copy content using the COPY command on the PC, the content is stored on the Clipboard. In this article, we will take a look at how you can clear the clipboard on Windows 10.

Let’s get started –

Method 1 – Clear Clipboard using Shortcut

1. First, Right-Click anywhere on your desktop and in the drop-down menu, navigate to New, and then click on Shortcut. In the create shortcut window, type out the following command. –

%windir%\System32\cmd /c echo off | clip

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

2. Click Next and name the shortcut as Clear Clipboard.
3. Click Finish.

Method 2 – Clear Clipboard History using Command Prompt

1. To clear the Clipboard History using the command line, open CMD.exe and execute the following command:

echo off | clip

Method 3 – Add Clear Clipboard to Context Menu

1. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10


2. In the left pane, right-click on Shell and select New > Key, and name it Clear Clipboard.

3. Next, right-click on this newly created Clear Clipboard key, select New > Key and name it Command.

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

4. Now in the right pane, double-click on Default, select Modify, and in the Value Data box, give it the following Value Data:

cmd.exe /c echo off | clip

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

5. Click OK. Press F5 to refresh the registry and exit it.

6. You will now see the Clear Clipboard entry in the desktop context menu. You can use it to clear the Clipboard memory.

How to Clear Clipboard on Windows 10

Using any of the methods above, you can successfully clear the clipboard on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.