I want to save the exact state of the clipboard for future reference. Is there a way I can do this?
For example, if I copied and pasted something from a rich textbox and pasted it into notepad, all I would get is the raw text, not any other metadata such as bold, font, etc. If I paste it into wordpad, I get some metadata, but not necessarily all of it. Same with copying cells from excel, or a selection of an image from an image editor. The only application I know of that can guarantee acceptance of the entire clipboard is the one from which I just copied.
What I want to do is to copy something that has unique metadata from one program, save the clipboard state, and be able to reboot the computer and recover the same data. I can then paste it into the same application.
Is there a way to save the clipboard state? Can I install a replacement clipboard for Windows that has this ability? Is there some program that accepts the raw binary data from the clipboard?