Application Security

Clearing your Windows clipboard is important because the clipboard keeps the copied content and makes it available to anyone that has access to the computer. The clipboard stores your copied data temporarily, whether that is sentences, usernames, or even passwords. The information copied is stored even after it has been pasted and it could become a security concern. It is important to develop the habit of clearing your clipboard to avoid security issues.

Follow these steps to clear your Windows 7 clipboard:

  1. Right-click on your desktop, and select New –> Shortcut
  2. Copy and paste the following command into the shortcut:

cmd /c “echo off | clip”

3. Choose Next.

clear Windows 7 clipboard

4. Enter a name for this shortcut such as Clear My Clipboard

5. Double-click the shortcut anytime you want to clear your clipboard.


And here you have it – a quick and painless way to clear the Windows 7 clipboard!

windows 7 clipboard

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy how-to. If you want to know how to clear the clipboard for Excel for Microsoft 365, Excel 2021, Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2013, read here.