Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

Here's how you can enable or disable Clipboard History in Windows 10.

Cloud Clipboard is one of the features which wasn't included with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is a special feature to sync clipboard content across all your devices connected with your Microsoft Account. It is available in Windows 10 starting with Windows 10 build 17666. Here is how to enable or disable it.


The Cloud Clipboard feature is officially called Clipboard History. It is powered by Microsoft's cloud infrastructure. Also, it utilizes the same technologies that made it possible to have your preferences synchronized across your devices, and your files made available everywhere with OneDrive. The company describes it as follows.

Copy paste – it’s something we all do, probably multiple times a day. But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices? Today we’re addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level – simply press WIN+V and you’ll be presented with our brand-new clipboard experience!

Cloud Clipboard History Flyout

Not only can you can paste from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you find yourself using all the time. This history is roamed using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets, which means you can access your clipboard across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

It is possible to enable or disable the Clipboard History feature in Windows 10 using either Settings or a Registry tweak. Let's review both methods.

To Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to System > Clipboard.
  3. On the right, turn on the option Clipboard History that allows saving multiple items. This will enable the Clipboard History feature.Enable Clipboard History
  4. Disabling this feature will disable the cloud clipboard and the ability to open its flyout with the Win + V keys.

This feature is disabled by default. However, once you press the Win + V keys, Windows 10 will prompt you to enable the Clipboard History feature.

So, to try it in action, you need to enable it. Now you know how it can be done.

Interested users can manage the Clipboard History feature with a Registry tweak. Here is how it can be done.

Enable or Disable Clipboard History with a Registry tweak

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

  3. On the right, create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnableClipboardHistory.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
    Set its value to 1 to enable the feature. A value data of 0 will disable it.
  4. To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to sign out and sign in to your user account.

To save your time, you can download the following ready-to-use Registry files:

Download Registry Files

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

13 thoughts on “Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10”

  1. Hello,
    I don’t have the “Clipboard” option in my Settings. Is there any explanation to this please?
    Best regards.

    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134

        1. You are welcome. We all should get this feature in a month, with the release of ‘Redstone 5’.

          1. Hi,
            I also don’t have the “Clipboard” option in my settings and registry. I alread have the screen snip feature WIN+SHIFT+S from Fall 2018. Is there any other explanation to this?

            As there are sadly no dates in your comments, is it integrated into the tweaker tool now?
            Best regards

  2. Hi,

    I also don’t have the “Clipboard” option in my settings and registry. I already have the screen snip feature WIN+SHIFT+S from Fall 2018. Is there any explanation to this?

    As there are sadly no dates in your comments, is it integrated into the tweaker tool now?

    Best regards

    1. must be an older windows build without the cloud clipboard feature. it is not available in winaero tweaker as of this writing.

  3. I did have Clipboard History working but it stopped some months ago. I followed your instructions up to the point where it says to ”create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnableClipboardHistory.” How do I do that? I have no idea and have kept clear of messing with the Registry so far. Can you advise please?

  4. My build for Win 10 Home is 1909 18636.720
    In clipboard history settings the toggle and syncing are greyed out. There is no Save multiple items.
    The reg item is 0x00000001(1) so does that mean history is enabled? but it isn’t in settings and Win key + V never has worked. Which 1 in the reg is the option one?
    Do you any advice how to proceed? Use a 3rd party app perhaps?

    Windows advisers have made me go round several complicated blocks in many hours to rectify this glitch with no result. They then gave me a link to here!! For this simple option I really can’t believe MS can’t fix it.

  5. A company I work for has this feature turned off ( and blocked access to turn it back on) as they see it as a security risk. I do not want to sync across devises just multiple items in my local clipboard. I was using it a lot – many many times a day as my job requires a lot of copying and pasting. Bereft without it. However my question is – Is it anymore of a security risk than the normal clipboard? (Which is potentially a liability in itself) I’d love it if you could help me argue my case.

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