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How to Clear Clipboard History on Windows 11?

Sep 20, 2022

The clipboard is extremely crucial to numerous users using the computer. The text, pictures, and other content copied by the user will be automatically pasted into the clipboard. You only need to hold down the Win + V keys on the computer keyboard to open the clipboard. But the clipboard brings new troubles while being convenient for users.

If your computer has the cloud sync function of OneDrive enabled, the clipboard data will be synced across different devices, which may expose privacy risks.

To prevent important data from leaking, you may need to clean up your clipboard history from time to time. This article will show you how to clear the clipboard on Windows 11 in two ways.

How to clear clipboard history on Windows 11?

Method1. Delete Data Directly in the Clipboard.

Using the clipboard directly to clear data is the most convenient method, and it is also a good method if you only want to clear a single item of data.

Step1. Delete a single item.

Press Win + V to open the clipboard, find the data to be deleted, click the ellipsis above the data, and then select the trash icon to delete this single item.

Step2. Clear all data on the clipboard.

Otherwise, you can also delete the entire history from the clipboard. You only need to click the Clear all button to remove these items.

Method2. Clear clipboard history using settings.

Using the settings to clear the clipboard data is also a very convenient method, and it is more convenient for you to manage the clipboard.

Step1. Open the clipboard setting.

Press Win + I to open the settings, or click the Start button and type settings to open it. Click the system on the left side of the window, and then click the Clipboard on the right side of the window.

Step2. Clear clipboard data.

Find the Clear clipboard data in the window, and then click the Clear button.

How to disable clipboard history on your Windows 11?

If you find it inconvenient to clear the clipboard every time, you can also disable the clipboard function so that everything you copy will not be pasted into the clipboard. The specific operation steps are as follows:

Step1. Open the clipboard setting.

Press Win + I to open the settings, select the system tab from the left sidebar, and then click the Clipboard on the right side of the window.

Step2. Disable the clipboard history.

Click the toggle switch of Clipboard history to turn the switch off.

If you want to re-enable clipboard history, just turn the switch on using the method above.

The above are two simple ways to clean up the clipboard. Hope it will help you. If you have a better way, please contact us. In addition, if you have an essential password pasted in your clipboard, you must remember to clean it up in time.

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