Clipboard History Infinite Loading and Disappearing

OminousCry 1 Reputation point
2021-12-15T15:17:26.143+00:00

Hey there folks!

I've had an issue for a couple of months now with my clipboard history not working whenever I press Win + V (it appears to be loading and then it simply disappears), I've tried contacting Microsoft support both online and via phone number and all the steps they've provided me haven't helped (using Powershell to paste certain things, changing my Registry via an editor to include strings for clipboard and its history, installing Windows while keeping my apps and files).

A Microsoft support agent I've contacted via phone number has told me that the issue must be rooted somewhere pretty deep, they haven't noticed it being reported anywhere on their tracker and only a fresh re-installation of the OS would help but I've decided not to do that cause I have quite a few important things installed at the moment on my laptop and it's quite a hassle to reinstall everything back.

I hope you'll be able to help me avoid that and solve the issue at hand, thank you in advance!

I'm currently running Windows 10 Home (21H2), feel free to ask me if you need more info than that. One thing I've noticed while looking through my services was that there were 2 services for clipboard and I was only able to start the one with numbers at the end of it (it wouldn't let me set it to launch automatically, there was an error saying something about an incorrect parameter), perhaps that might be related to the issue somehow? I'm not sure 157929-taskmgr-eouacluuox.png

Here's what it looks like: 157890-firefox-qurepl9svc.png

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,161 Reputation points
    2021-12-16T11:34:51.527+00:00

    Hi @OminousCry

    If this is a company computer, it may be that some settings are managed by the Administrator and have blocked or disabled this feature for security.

    First let's try something simple:
    Try clearing up clipboard data and it may fix the issue. To do so, open the Settings app using Windows + I hotkey and go to System > Clipboard and then click on the Clear button from the Clear clipboard data section.

    Additionally If this is a fully personal computer I would suggest to ensure it is activated, following the Registry:

    1.Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    2.Now, in the right pane, if you don’t see AllowClipboardHistory DWORD, right-click on the empty space and click on the New > DWORD 32-bit Value option.
    3.Name this new DWORD as AllowClipboardHistory. Now, double-click on the AllowClipboardHistory DWORD and enter 1 in its Value data field.
    4.Similarly, create an AllowCrossClipboardHistory DWORD and enter 1 as its value.
    5.Now, exit the Registry Editor app and restart your PC. See if the Clipboard history is working fine now.

    Hope this helps with your query.

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