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How to Clear Clipboard in Windows 10
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When you copy any content on your Windows 10 computer And Laptop, the copied content remains available on the Clipboard and can be seen by anyone with access to your computer (laptop) . Hence, let us take a look at how to Clear the Clipboard on a Windows 10 PC.

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Why I Clear Clipboard in Windows 10 Computer

Clipboard can be described as a special or dedicated storage location in RAM (Random Acces Memory) , used by the computers to store bits of data on a temporary basis.

When you copy text, image or any other kind of information on your computer using the (Ctrl+C) command, the information is stored on the Clipboard and remains accessible, even after you have executed the Paste command.

For this reason, 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. This is especially true, in case you have the habit of copying and pasting passwords and other sensitive data on your computer.

Hence, it makes all the sense to get into the habit of clearing the Clipboard, as soon as you are done using your Computer.

Create Shortcut to Clear Clipboard On Your PC

In case you have a frequent need to clear the Clipboard, you may want to create a dedicated shortcut on the desktop of your computer to help you clear the Clipboard on your Windows 10 computer.

1. Right-click anywhere (Empty space) on the Screen of your Windows 10 Computer. This will activate a Contextual menu on the desktop of your computer.

2. In the Contextual menu, click on New (1) and then click on Shortcut (2) in the side-menu that appears (See image below)

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3. Next, type cmd /c echo.|clip as the location for the shortcut and click on Next (See image below)

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4. On the next screen, type any Name for the shortcut and click on Finish.

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5. You should be able to see the Clear Clipboard shortcut icon created on the Desktop of your Computer.

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As you can see in the above image, the shortcut looks like a Command Prompt window. In case you feel like, you can change the look of this shortcut by following the steps below.

1. Right-click on the Clipboard shortcut Icon and then click on Properties in the contextual menu (See image below).
Clear Clipboard Properties Option

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2. On the Clipboard Properties Screen, click on the Change Icon… button and then select an appropriate icon for this shortcut (See image below)

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How to Use Clear Clipboard Shortcut

Let us now take a look at how to Clear Clipboard in Windows 10 using the Clear Clipboard Shortcut that we created above.

1. Copy some Content and paste it into a Notepad or Word Document.

Now the content that you just copied is still available on the Clipboard and can be accessed by anyone with access to your computer.

2. Next, double-click on the Clear Clipboard shortcut. You will see a Black Screen popping up and disappearing on the screen of your computer.

3. Now, try to Paste (Ctrl+V) the clipboard content into a Notepad or MS Word Document.

You will see that nothing will be pasted on the document, confirming that “Clear Clipboard” shortcut is working on your Windows 10 computer.
In general, the idea is to make sure that you remember to clear the Clipboard on your Windows 10 computer. This will rule out the possibility of any confidential or sensitive data being available on the Clipboard of your computer And Laptop.
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