Why should I clear clipboard on my Windows 10 PC?
When you use Ctrl + C to copy text, images or other information in Windows, your data will be stored in the clipboard temporarily so you can then paste it somewhere else. And Windows, the clipboard can save the items that you copy and can also sync them across all your Windows 10 devices.
The data stored on the Clipboard of your computer can turn out to be a security risk, in case you are using a public computer or your computer can be accessed by others. If you are worried about the security issues regarding your data and you want to erase as much as possible of your work after you are done, then you have a feature in Windows 10 that can help you out.
Ways to Clear Clipboard History in Windows 10
* In order to clear your clipboard history and those items synced across devices, do the following:
1- Open Settings, and click on the System icon.
2- On the left side of the Settings window, click on Clipboard.
3- Under “Clear clipboard data,” click the Clear button.
* Note Alternatively, you can also click the Clear all button in to top-right corner of the clipboard experience (Windows key + V).
* Once you’ve completed the steps, your clipboard content will be deleted from your device and Microsoft account, but pinned items will remain in the history until you remove them manually.
If you want to delete absolutely everything on the clipboard, including pinned items, you must turn off the clipboard experience using these steps:
1- Open Settings and Click on System.
2- Click on Clipboard.
3- Turn off the clipboard history items toggle switch.
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Published on: Nov 23, 2019-Lastupdate: 06.06.2021