System Clear Clipboard History Data in Windows 11

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When you copy something on your Windows PC, it’s automatically copied to your clipboard for you to paste.

Clipboard History in Windows 10 and Windows 11 lets you save multiple items to your clipboard.

Clipboard history also allows you to copy images and text from one PC to another with a cloud-based clipboard. Not only can you can paste from your clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you tend to use all the time and sync your clipboard history to the cloud.

Clipboard history size limitations are 4 MB per item. Text, HTML, and Bitmap are supported.

Clipboard history is limited to 25 copied entries. Older items—unless they're pinned—are removed automatically to make room for new clipboard items.

Clipboard history gets cleared each time you restart the PC, except for those items you’ve pinned.

The sync feature in clipboard history is tied to your Microsoft account, or your work account, so remember to use the same login information on all your devices.


This tutorial will show you how to clear clipboard history data for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Clear Specific Clipboard History Data from Win+V
  • Option Two: Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items from Win+V
  • Option Three: Clear All Clipboard History Data Including Pinned Items in Settings
  • Option Four: Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items in Settings





OPTION ONE

Clear Specific Clipboard History Data from Win+V


1 Press the Win + V keys to open clipboard history.

2 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button of the clipboard item you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on the Delete (recycle bin) button.

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OPTION TWO

Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items from Win+V


1 Press the Win + V keys to open clipboard history.

2 Click/tap on the Clear all button. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION THREE

Clear All Clipboard History Data Including Pinned Items in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Clipboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn Off Clipboard history on the right side. (see screenshot below)

4 If wanted, turn On Clipboard history again.

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION FOUR

Clear All Clipboard History Data Excluding Pinned Items in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Clipboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Clear button under Clear clipboard data on the right side. (see screenshot below)

If the Clear button is grayed out, then it means your clipboard history data has already been cleared.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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thanks for the guide, but my CLIPBOARD is always TURNED OFF .. for security purposes :D
 

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