BleachBit Does Not Overwrite Free Disk Space


I am just making an observation.
This program takes a very long time to "Overwrite Free Disk Space", however it apparently doesn't do anything useful.
I ran a freeware recovery tool ( Recuva ) before and after running BleachBit.
I with the weakest recovery option selected, I was able to find about 35% of the deleted image files on my system ( 6,500+) were recoverable both times.

Did you test with BleachBit version 1.10 on Windows 10 with an NTFS partition?

Andrew, lead developer


As for the slowness in overwriting files, Andrew is looking into a way to use mmap for wiping files and free space, which should hopefully improve the speed of overwriting.

Also known as Alex.

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