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Get and Set Clipboard using PowerShell

PowerShell Get-Clipboard

PowerShell was always a mighty tool to automate stuff, hut with the first versions we were limited in some functionally. With the release of version 3 and 4 PowerShell got even more powerful. With the latest PowerShell version 5, which is included in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and also can be downloaded for older versions of Windows, Microsoft added some cool new functionality. The first things I am writing about are the Set-Clipboard and Get-Clipboard cmdlets. The cmdlets allow you to get access to the clipboard of your Windows machine.

For example, if you use CTRL + C or Copy the files from explorer:

Get-Clipboard File Explorer

You can use this cmdlet:

Get-Clipboard -Format FileDropList

PowerShell Get-Clipboard

This also works of course with other file types:

Get-Clipboard -Format Image

PowerShell Get-Clipboard Image

This is a great new addition to PowerShell!

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