ERROR: Windows 7 x64 + BleachBit 0.9.1


Hello everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and BleachBit's latest version: 0.9.1.

I'm getting this error when I try to execute C:\Program Files (x86)\BleachBit\bleachbit.exe:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 42, in
File "bleachbit\GUI.pyo", line 37, in
File "bleachbit\Common.pyo", line 135, in
pywintypes.com_error: (-2147467259, 'Unspecified error', None, None)

My setup includes two local users: one administrator and one non-administrator. With both of them, it fails.

Do you have any tip on this?

Best regards,

Bruno Martins

So this error happens during startup and prevents BleachBit from starting? The traceback (thanks for the details) indicates BleachBit is trying to find the path to the startup folder which is something like
C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Does this folder exist on your system?

Andrew, lead developer

This may be fixed. Try the download BleachBit-0.9.2-svn2608-setup.exe which is a preview of BleachBit 0.9.2 beta. Test two parts. First, start BleachBit, and if it starts, the first test passes. Second, view the Preferences dialog. If you can change the "start BleachBit on startup" option, then everything is very good.

As I mentioned, this seems to be caused by a Windows configuration error because Windows cannot tell BleachBit where the startup folder is.

Andrew, lead developer