Last week, I had one of those situations occur that sent me searching for a utility to back up the various data I copy to my Windows 10 clipboard as I work.
As you know, Windows only holds the last item you copied to the clipboard in memory, so once a new item is copied to the clipboard then the previous data is flushed out and no longer available.
This is standard behavior and works for most of us, and it isn’t an issue until the moment you find that you really need a bit of data that was in the clipboard prior to copying your latest image or text into the temporary storage memory on Windows.
Like I said earlier, the way the clipboard normally works is by overwriting each successive excerpt as you copy it.
At BUILD 2017, Microsoft shared details about a feature they were planning to ship as part of the Fall Creators Update, Cloud-powered Clipboard. The concept behind it was that the data you copied into your local devices clipboard temporary storage would be made available across all your Windows 10 devices. Unfortunately, that feature did not ship in Windows 10 Version 1709 and based on current development progress on Redstone 4 it will not ship as part of this Spring’s feature update for Windows 10 that is known as Redstone 4.