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 desktop.


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

[via Windows 7 Quick Tips]

Related posts:

  1. Synchronize Your Clipboard Between Windows and Mac with CloudClip
  2. 6 Useful Clipboard Tips in Windows 7
  3. Clipboard Magic
  4. How To Open Command Prompt As Administrator Window to Any Folder in Windows 8
  5. 3 More Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut Tips You May Find Useful

14 thoughts on “How To Empty the Clipboard in Windows 7 [Tip]

  1. Pingback: Mengosongkan Clipboard di Windows 7 | | Sekedar Ingin Berbagi

    • …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

  2. 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>