Every time you copy text from a site, it’s saved to your Windows clipboard. Thanks to this useful feature, you can re-copy any text regardless if you copied a minute or an hour ago.
But, if you think you copied some sensitive information, erasing your Windows 10 clipboard history is a good idea. You wouldn’t want that info to be seen by the wrong person.
How to Access Windows 10 Clipboard
Before you go ahead and erase everything on your clipboard, you might want to see what’s on it first. You could have some information you want to keep, so if you do erase the clipboard history, you don’t have to worry about losing anything important.
To open the clipboard, press the Windows and V keys. The clipboard will open in a new window with everything you’ve copied, whether it’s text or images.
How to Completely or Partially Delete Windows 10 Clipboard History
When you gain access to the clipboard history, there are three ways you can erase it.
- Click on the three dots of what you want to erase and click on Delete.
- To erase everything, click on the three dots and choose Clear All.
- Go to Settings > System > Clipboard > Clear Clipboard Data
If you do see something on your clipboard history that you want to keep, click on the Pin option after clicking on the three dots.
Pinning something in your clipboard will prevent you from accidentally erasing it when you restart your computer or click on the Clear All option. If you ever change your mind and want to delete it, you unpin it by clicking on the dots and choosing Unpin.
When looking for what you want to erase, keep in mind that the things you copied recently will always be at the top. Just in case you forgot how to paste what you copied, there are two ways you can do it:
- Right-click and choose Paste.
- Press the Windows and V keys and click on what you want to paste.
How to Turn Off Windows 10 Clipboard History
Not only do you want to erase the entire clipboard history, but you also want to prevent clipboard from ever saving anything again. In that case, go to:
- Toggle off clipboard history
Windows 10 clipboard has fundamental features, but it gets the job done. Knowing how to access and erase your history is another way of protecting your privacy, especially if you share your computer with other people.