CleanerML action to delete one section of xml file?


I see the "ini" & "json" actions in CleanerML documentation.
Are those applicable only to those exact file extension?

What about cleaning sections from xml files, where the file contains custom settings, plus search term history, etc? Is there any way to do this?

I looked at couple of dozen cleaners. They involve deleting entire files, or using defined actions.

For instance, in Linux the ~/.gnome-commander/Gnome-Commander.xml file holds lots of custom settings, but also search terms, "replace with" data, batch rename data.

** How Can I UNDO An Accidental Deletion??? **



I just performed a browser and system cleanup on Windows Vista..

While the cleaning was performed, I tried minimizing the BleachBit window, which wouldn't minimize, and clicked a folder on my desktop to look at its contents..

Apparently, BleachBit, while running the system and browser cleanup, "mistook" the folder I wanted to view as an item to be deleted - and deleted it/all contents..

grr.. hiss..

BleachBit not cleaning/deleting URLs or Adobe Reader Recent Files


No doubt I'm doing something dumb (newbie alert) - but I've just loaded Bleachbit and ticked lots of things to clean: some of them clean up just fine (e.g. Recycle Bin empties OK, C:/....AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO\ empties OK
but others such as browsers (Opera, IE11) retain URL history and Adobe Reader still shows Recent Files.
Yes, I'm closing down all these applications when running BleachBit. I guess I must be following the basic process OK because Recycle Bin and others are emptied by BleachBit.

remove all trace of a program/file


A good feature would be an option to remove all trace of a used program/file. Even portable one. Not to uninstall them just to delete all trace.

Some hints:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache



Cannot delete files input-output error


Cannot delete some file or directory:

Appunti 0
[Errno 5] Errore di input/output: '/root/.local/share/Trash/files/danieluvi/.mozilla/firefox/irndj1vf.default/Cache/7/9A/85658d01'
[Errno 39] Directory non vuota: '/root/.local/share/Trash/files/danieluvi/.mozilla/firefox/irndj1vf.default/Cache/7/9A'
[Errno 39] Directory non vuota: '/root/.local/share/Trash/files/danieluvi/.mozilla/firefox/irndj1vf.default/Cache/7'
[Errno 39] Directory non vuota: '/root/.local/share/Trash/files/danieluvi/.mozilla/firefox/irndj1vf.default/Cache'

BB's simple overwrite is not explained anywhere, why? Why no standardised erasing patterns, to ensure truer Data Sanitization:


Can anyone explain what happens why I enable he overwrite function with BB, how does it ensure the data cannot be recovered if I overwrite a file on a hard disk or usb stick?

I do think BB is a great solution for Linux, but how can I trust a functin that just says overwrite with no explanation of what is meant by this term, from a technical stance.

Under BB's preferences options why not enable users to choose standard secure erasing patterns like:

Gutmann method


DoD 5220.22-M

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