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”


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.


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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