BleachBit Does Not Overwrite Free Disk Space

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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?

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Andrew, lead developer

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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.

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