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Reset Windows Password: Windows clipboard history

The clipboard history tool extracts and decrypts text, pictures, and other data stored by Windows clipboard. Windows cleared out the clipboard every time the user logs off the system. However, if the clipboard history option is on, the system preserves and saves the clipboard information. Thus, the data can be easily extracted and decrypted even after the system shutdown. This is what this new tool is for.

Selecting Windows clipboard user

Selecting Windows clipboard user account

Select the user account on which clipboard history you need to pull out. By default, all local users.


Setting clipboard time filters

Setting clipboard history time filters

Set up time filters to skip showing unnecessary clipboard items.


Windows clipboard history

Windows clipboard history

The program supports 3 types of Windows clipboard location:

  1. Clipboard items stored in the Windows timeline database
  2. Pinned clipboard history. To get an item pinned, invoke the clipboard history by pressing the Windows logo key + V and then selecting ‘Pin’ from the item’s context menu.
  3. Clipboard sync data (may require additional decryption)

The Copy/Paste types in the ‘Data type’ column mean that there are no actual data exists (thus the Content column is always empty) but only a record of the clipboard operation. The list of decrypted history contains some additional useful data, such as application and document name, where the clipboard operation took place, when this operation was completed, and so on.

Windows uses Next Generation Cryptography (CNG) to protect and keep safe both pinned history and synced data. In order to decrypt these items, the program may prompt for the owner password. Just click the item highlighted in red (if any) to complete the decryption. This additional step is unnecessary though, if the user was the last person who had logged on to the system.