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The '''Windows clipboard''' holds data being temporarily copied/cut and pasted within programs running under the Microsoft [[Windows]] operating system. There are various sub-formats of it to handle different sorts of text, graphical, and other data. While this is usually just held in memory, sometimes it may be saved in files with a .clp extension.
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The '''Windows clipboard''' holds data being temporarily copied/cut and pasted within programs running under the Microsoft [[Windows]] operating system. There are various sub-formats of it to handle different sorts of text, graphical, and other data. While this is usually just held in memory, sometimes it may be saved in files with a '''.clp''' extension.
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== Identification ==
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.clp files begin with a 2-byte signature. Known signatures:
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* {{magic|0x50 0xc3}} (Windows 3.1)
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* {{magic|0x51 0xc3}} (NT)
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* {{magic|0x52 0xc3}} ("BK")
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== Specifications ==
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Documentation of the .clp file format is lacking, but [https://reactos.org/ ReactOS] is open source, and appears to support at least one version of the standard format (WriteClipboardFile() in [https://github.com/reactos/reactos/blob/master/base/applications/clipbrd/fileutils.c clipbrd/fileutils.c]).
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== Software ==
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For .clp files:
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* Clipboard Viewer / ClipBook Viewer - Included with Microsoft Windows prior to Vista.
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* [[XnView]] - Can read graphical files.
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* [https://www.irfanview.com/ IrfanView] - Can read graphical files.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:38, 9 June 2019

File Format
Name Windows clipboard
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Extension(s) .clp

The Windows clipboard holds data being temporarily copied/cut and pasted within programs running under the Microsoft Windows operating system. There are various sub-formats of it to handle different sorts of text, graphical, and other data. While this is usually just held in memory, sometimes it may be saved in files with a .clp extension.

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[edit] Identification

.clp files begin with a 2-byte signature. Known signatures:

  • 0x50 0xc3 (Windows 3.1)
  • 0x51 0xc3 (NT)
  • 0x52 0xc3 ("BK")

[edit] Specifications

Documentation of the .clp file format is lacking, but ReactOS is open source, and appears to support at least one version of the standard format (WriteClipboardFile() in clipbrd/fileutils.c).

[edit] Software

For .clp files:

  • Clipboard Viewer / ClipBook Viewer - Included with Microsoft Windows prior to Vista.
  • XnView - Can read graphical files.
  • IrfanView - Can read graphical files.

[edit] Links

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