How To Empty the Clipboard in Windows 7 [Tip]

You can copy, paste, & cut the content in and out from Windows clipboard but do you know if there is a way to clear it up? Apparently, there is.

When needed, simply run the following command in the Command Prompt window, or from Win+R Run window:

cmd /c “echo off | clip”

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To simplify, you can create a shortcut with the command as the location of the item, and save it in a place where you can easily access, such as the desktop.

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To find out if it works, check out these tips to view what’s in your clipboard.

[via Windows 7 Quick Tips]

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 12/22/2015

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fielduser
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fielduser
4 years 2 months ago

It works on my Win7 without any quoatation marks.
cmd /c echo off | clip

Tyler Houlihan
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3 years 11 months ago

Mine says, ERROR: ACCESS IS DENIED

Shifat
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Shifat
3 years 10 months ago

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Asad Siddiqi
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3 years 7 months ago

Please let DOS Rest in Peace ! It is not the dos window, its the Windows Command Prompt.
Thank you and no offense

Master Of Obvious
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Master Of Obvious
3 years 18 days ago

…aaaand i’m assuming that Windows Command Prompt just dropped one day from the sky straight in the Win’s heart with no past and for no reason whatsoever

nasz
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nasz
3 years 7 months ago

DOS isn’t dead, it’s lurking under every Microsoft operating system patiently waiting for attention.

M. Elaine
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3 years 5 months ago

Awesome tip. I didn’t realize how addicted I was to clipbrd.exe until it was gone. Thanks!

ET
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ET
3 years 4 months ago

Thank you!!

thiago
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thiago
3 years 9 days ago

thank yooooou!!!

Fed-Up
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Fed-Up
3 years 5 days ago

I cant F-in believe it, windows is for one geek to rub the swollen head of another geek- What an F-in embarrasment this program is. No damned wonder Bill stepped away, and Steve Ballmer is soon to leave as well. But when it comes to productivity windows makes a yellow legal pad look pretty damned productive.

Joe K
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Joe K
2 years 4 months ago

Win7; what an abomination!! At least XP was solid and predictable.

Kent Chen
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2 years 4 months ago

Windows 7 is solid and predictable too.

XP is dead, like or not, time to move on.

ddesjard
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ddesjard
2 years 9 months ago

Great tip. Thanks.

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