Do I need to whitelist removable media?

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Are there any cleaners in Bleachbit that deletes files/folders on removable media such as USB flash drives and external hard drives? While I was whitelisting some paths on my system hard drive, it occurred to me that there are some files on some of my external media that I would like to keep as well, and I had to check through a very long log to make sure nothing on such media was erased.

One problem with whitelisting these removable drives is that the path is not always the same. On a Linux system, it's pretty easy to just whitelist the whole /media folder, but on a Windows system it's considerably harder because arbitrary drive letters are assigned.

Of course, none of this is a problem if only the main system hard drive is cleaned by Bleachbit. So how does Bleachbit work?

BleachBit 1.0 does not clean any removable media unless the user invokes a custom cleaner.

One exception I imagine is if the user mounts removable media under the user profile directory. For example, in Linux a user mounting a network storage under ~/.gvfs: this could be cleaned by deep scan.

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Andrew, lead developer

I do not have any network storage that I mount in my home directory, no. What are these custom cleaners you speak of? Did you mean the locations listed under Preferences > Custom tab, or did you mean something else?

Yes, that or a cleaner like those from CleanerML repository

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Andrew, lead developer