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CLP - Windows Clipboard File

What is a CLP file

CLP files are known, among others, as Windows Clipboard Files. These temporary files are created when a Windows user marks and then copies a section of text; either by pressing "CTRL+C" or choosing "Copy" from the menu that opens upon right-click. The content of the copy process is saved in the CLP file. They can be pasted into a new document by either choosing "Paste" from the Edit menu, or by pressing "CTRL+V".

Typically, CLP files are temporary files with changing content. It contains all information that has been saved to the Windows clipboard. Most typically, these information contain text, but they can also contain image data when according information has been copied before.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open CLP documents:

  • Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows)
  • IrfanView (Windows)
  • Microsoft ClipBook Viewer (Windows)
Extension CLP
MIME type application/x-msclip
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