Windows 10 Clipboard History Not Working: How to Open My Clipboard History?

Windows 10 has a clipboard manager. This is a feature recently added to extend the capabilities of the video board on Windows 10.

Windows users have long used clipboard managers to keep more than one thing in the video clipboard. With third-party tools, there is always a risk that sensitive data could leak out which is why an on-board solution like Windows 10 Clipboard History is better.

Windows 10 registry history

Windows 10 Clipboard History not working

To use Windows 10 Clipboard History, you must meet the following system requirements;

  • Running Windows 10 October 2018 or build later
  • Add a Microsoft Live account to Windows 10

Gu enable Clipboard History after making sure you meet the above requirements, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app with the Keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. go to System> Clipboard.
  3. Turn on the ‘Save several items to the video board for later use…’ version.

Using Clipboard History on Windows 10;

  1. Copy objects with keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C. as usual.
  2. Tap on the Shortcut Win + V keyboard to open Clipboard History.
  3. Choose the object you want to make a paste.
  4. When you select, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V. to give.

How to access clipboard (History)

If you have gone through the installation process and Clipboard History is not working, try the solutions below.

1. Restart Windows Explorer

If you have enabled Clipboard History but the feature does not work, your first troublesome step should be to restart Windows Explorer.

  1. Right-click on the Toolbar and select Executive Manager from the context menu.
  2. Go to Process tabs.
  3. Look for and select Windows Explorer.
  4. Click on the Restart button at the bottom right.

Note: It may be worth restarting the system once you have enabled Clipboard History.

2. Enable Clipboard History from the Clipboard

For some users, Clipboard History needs to be enabled from the Windows registry. It ‘s not clear why this is happening but it may have to do with the local area you installed in Windows 10.

  1. Tap on the Shortcut the Win + R keyboard to open the Run box.
  2. In the run box, apply regedit and tap on the Enter key.
  3. Go to this key: KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsSystem
  4. Look for the value AllowClipboardHistory. If not, right-click on system value and select New value> DWORD (32-bit) from the context menu. Name it AllowClipboardHistory.
  5. Double-click the AllowClipboardHistory value and put down a value to 1.
  6. Restart Windows Explorer (see previous section).

3. Edit Group Policy

If you have the Pro version of Windows 10, you have the policy editor of your organization as well as the registry editor. You must enable Clipboard History in Group Policy separately.

  1. Tap on the Shortcut Win + R keyboard to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, apply gpedit.msc and tap on the Enter key.
  3. go to Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>OS Policies.
  4. Look for and double click Allow Clipboard History.
  5. Select the Possible choice in the window that opens.
  6. Click Ok.
  7. look for Allow Clipboard synchronization across devices and double click on it.
  8. Select the Enabled option, and click OK.

Note: It is a good idea to restart Windows Explorer after making this change.


Clipboard History works if you have a Microsoft Live account set up as the user account on your system. This, for many users, is the only drawback of this feature. If you do not use a Microsoft Live account, this is probably the most time consuming part of enabling Clipboard History. This feature works as soon as it is enabled and in general, there is no waiting time for its activation.


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