Warning: file is encrypted or is not a database



I am trying to vacuum Firefox and I keep receiving this warning/error only on places.sqlite. All the other ones that bleachbit vacuums run successfully.

Warning: file is encrypted or is not a database: /home/me/.mozilla/firefox/uvg4i0nk.default/places.sqlite

Ubuntu 10.04.4, Firefox 10.0.2 and BleachBit 0.9.1.

I tried this with Fedora 16, Firefox 10, BleachBit 0.9.2 beta 2. In this case, the BleachBit version is not very important. Is it possible you have multiple places.sqlite files in your ~/.mozilla? If you use the command line, this is an easy way to check

find ~/.mozilla |grep places.sqlite

In any case, this file may be corrupt. If you don't mind losing your bookmarks, you can delete it. To be safe, though, you may try renaming it or moving it (which creates a backup), launching Firefox, seeing if anything is missing, closing Firefox, and running BleachBit to check whether the error went away.

Andrew, lead developer