Error messages previously unseen


I've had the following error messages appear without having these issues in the past:
[Error 5] Access is denied.: Command to delete C:\WINDOWS\temp\6A67A598-3E02-4159-AE42-3B3A08B9C078308.1d4e8a4a2bb4ff7\1.291.862.0_to_1.291.908.0_mpasdlta.vdm._p
[Error 5] Access is denied.: Command to delete C:\WINDOWS\temp\6A67A598-3E02-4159-AE42-3B3A08B9C078308.1d4e8a4a2bb4ff7\1.291.862.0_to_1.291.908.0_mpavdlta.vdm._p
[Error 5] Access is denied.: Command to delete C:\WINDOWS\temp\6A67A598-3E02-4159-AE42-3B3A08B9C078308.1d4e8a4a2bb4ff7\mpasdlta.vdm

Google Chrome


I ran BleachBit several times and received this message each time:

Google Chrome cannot be cleaned because it is currently running. Close it, and try again.

In each case Google Chrome was not running.



Broken Search on Windows 10

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I ran a full cleaning of my windows 10 computer except for deep scan, and when I tried to use the search function nothing from my own system comes up. Only internet searches and obscure files appear, and it seems to have deleted the search's ability to find my apps, and settings. Has anybody else had this problem or know how to fix it? also i am running insider fast ring update 18317, if that matters. Please this is really frustrating so if anybody has come across this before please help me out!

Exception error while running system


Hi, I'm trying to clean out my mother's old computer using BleachBit (old as in, running Windows 7). There's around 4.5GB of 'crap' waiting to get removed from the System category, which it finds during pre-search, but when running the cleaner, it tells me that some parts of System was skipped due to, and I quote:

''utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xe6 in position 18: invalid continuation byte'

What is this?

GtkWarning: Failed to install clipboard viewer


Just installed BB 2.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and each time I use it, I get the following error message:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BleachBit\\bleachbit\ GtkWarning: Failed to install clipboard viewer

Bleachbit hangs for one minute before opening

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I think I have reported this issue in the past and never found the cause or solution. That thread is here:

To be clear, i am using a fresh portable version of BleachBit 2.0. But this started happening with my usual BleachBit 2.0 that I use, just with different options ticked. I tried a fresh copy to check if it was some option i had selected or just a corrupted .ini file.

Other install options?


Is the "/S", silent switch the only option for the Windows install? I'm looking specifically for an option to not add a desktop icon. (I am looking to avoid removing the icon after-the-fact.)


Windows auto deployment


Hi to all, I am new to this forum, and also to Bleachbit.
My goal is to automate the deployment on large number of machines (usually I make scripts in AutoIT)
My questions:
1)How to install Bleachbit with with the option to download winapp2.ini already checked ?
2) Or in alternative: can I run Bleachbit pointing to a winapp2.ini on a shared folder and use it ? (also because I have machines not browsing the internet...)

Format Feature?



Is there an bootable ISO available for BleachBit that can format/wipe hard drives like Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)? Is there a format/wipe feature within BleachBit to completely erase hard drives within Linux, Windows, etc?

Automate Bleachbit and skip UAC


Hello fellow Bleachbit users,

This post is going to be long and I am not even sure if I should ask it here. But I guess I will try my luck here.

I an trying to setup to run Bleachbit automatically when users start up their computers. These computers are all Windows 10. I have made a simple script and deploy it through Group Policy

"C:\Program Files (x86)\BleachBit\bleachbit_console.exe" --no-uac -c system.tmp system.clipboard system.memory_dump system.muicache system.prefetch system.recycle_bin system.updates


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