The Clipboard feature can be useful when you need to access your information from various devices. But, when you’re dealing with sensitive information, you may not feel so comfortable with it being available from multiple devices.
Whether you want to turn it off temporarily or permanently, the steps are easy to follow. This way, you can prevent the wrong people from accessing that sensitive information.
How to Disable Clipboard Sync Across Devices Using Registry – Home Users
When using the Registry, you should be really careful and carefully follow instructions. If you do something that outside of the instructions you’re following, you could seriously damage your computer.
But, if you stick to the instructions, even if you don’t have a lot of experience with Windows Registry, you should be fine. Since entering the wrong commands could seriously damage your computer, it’s not a bad idea to create a System Restore point before continuing.
To open the Registry, press the Windows and R keys to open the Run box. When it opens, type regedit and press enter.
In the Registry window go to:
When you get the system option:
- Right-click on the System option
- Place cursor over the New option
- Click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Under Value name type AllowCrossDeviceClipboard and double-click on it
- Make sure the Value data is set to zero.
Once you’ve completed the last step, you don’t have to reboot your computer. If you ever change your mind and want to enable to sync feature again, follow these steps and change the value data back to 1.
How to Disable Windows 10 Clipboard Sync Using Group Policy – Pro Users
For Pro users, the steps are different. Press the Windows and the R keys to open the Run box. When it opens type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens go to:
- Computer Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- OS Policies
- Find Allow Clipboard Synchronization across Devices option on the left and set it to Disabled.
- Click OK
Once you click, OK, you’re done. There’s no need to reboot your computer. To undo this, follow these same steps, but change the option back to Not Configured.
Window 10 features are made to simplify things for us, but sometimes, it’s best to turn them off when it comes to dealing with sensitive information. Will you be turning off the Clipboard sync feature for good or only temporarily? Share your thoughts in the comments below.