The Clipboard can only hold a single item by default and it exists solely in RAM, so it is not persistent and will not survive a reboot. That item is stored in multiple formats when necessary, however, for maximum compatibility. For example, if you copy or cut formatted text from a Microsoft Word document, that item is stored in the Clipboard in multiple formats so that it can retain its formatting or be pasted as plain text, depending on the destination application.

Windows 11 provides the most advanced version of Clipboard yet. In addition to supporting all of the functionality you remember from previous Windows versions, you can also use a Clipboard history feature to store multiple items in the Clipboard at once, sync Clipboard text between multiple PCs, and get suggestions for supported actions when you copy a date, time, or phone number to the Clipboard.

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