If you are not a new Windows 10 user and are habitual of copying items from one place and pasting them to another, then you might have experienced a warning message saying something like, “You have copied a large number of data to your clipboard. Do you want to keep it or discard it?” This message appears whenever the Clipboard’s capacity of holding the copied items is about to reach its maximum limit. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can clear your Clipboard history in Windows 10.

Clearing Your Clipboard History in Windows 10

In order to clear your clipboard history in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Windows settings

Now click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Under the System Settings window, click on the Clipboard tab. (Note: You will only be able to see the clipboard tab if you have upgraded to the October 2018 release of Windows 10).

After clicking on the clipboard tab, click on the Clear button under the field saying, “Clear Clipboard Data” in order to clear your clipboard history in Windows 10.


In this way, you can easily clear your Clipboard history in Windows 10 by following this method correctly and hence make room for more data on your Clipboard.

How to Clear Clipboard History in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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