BleachBit 0.6.5 released

BleachBit 0.6.5 vacuums Google Chrome, deletes Google Chrome 3's history, adds a portable application for Windows, fixes bugs, and updates 18 translations.


The following changes have been made since 0.6.4:


October 22: BleachBit 0.7.0 has been released.

  • Vacuum Google Chrome. Like Firefox, Google Chrome stores much of its data in SQLite databases which become fragmented resulting in wasted disk space and potentially a loss in performance. I save 2-5MB in the safe browsing bloom and 200KB in the other files. How much disk space you recover? Reply in the comments.
  • Delete the browsing history in Google Chrome version 3.
  • Fix bug deleting some Microsoft Windows registry entries.
  • Fix bug that BleachBit would stop prematurely after encountering an error deleting a file.
  • Improve unit tests to potentially catch more bugs before a release.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Introduce the bonus cleaners package which cleans Adanaxis, Gnome Art Manager, Notify OSD, PDFedit, Phatch, PlayOnLinux, system logs, Virt-manager, and X-Moto.

      Want to see more? Write and submit your own cleaners.
    • Clean Emesene cache (contacts' avatars and custom emoticions) thanks to Danilo Piazzalunga .
    • Add installation package for Mandriva 2009.1.
  • Specific to Windows
    • Add a portable application for Windows. Without installation, run BleachBit from a USB disk or your desktop. Read the documentation for "installation" and start-up instructions. Note: at this time, the configuration is not portable: it's stored normally in your local user profile.
    • Shrink the size of the full installer by about 600KB.


  • Update Arabic thanks to MaXeR.
  • Update Brazilian Portuguese thanks to André Gondim.
  • Update Bulgarian thanks to vlood.
  • Update Chinese thanks to Tao Wei.
  • Update Croatian thanks to Miro Glavić.
  • Update Czech thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Dutch thanks to Fly-Man and Rob.
  • Update French thanks to Steve Dodier.
  • Update German thanks to MixCool.
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Italian thanks to Luca Falavigna and Milo Casagrande.
  • Update Malay thanks to Ibrahim Elias.
  • Update Romanian thanks to Lucian Adrian Grijincu.
  • Update Russian thanks to Ilia Lilov aka lilovip and SkyManPHP.
  • Update Slovak thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Spanish thanks to Adrián García, Andres E. Rodriguez Lazo, and elega.
  • Update Thai thanks to
  • Update Ukrainian thanks to Anton Tolpeev.

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Vacuuming Google Chrome:

BleachBit 0.6.5 vacuuming Google Chrome 3 on Fedora 11 in English

Known issues

The shredding feature in the file menu does preview or delete files, but it should work in versions 0.6.4 and 0.7.0. Test 0.7.0 beta.


Download BleachBit now. Installation packages are ready for 20 platforms including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Windows.

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BleachBit is a great program, Thanks for it. But you have forgodden to upload the newest Version 0.6.5 to source-coude.

If I click on the download Link there is only version 0.6.4 available.



I'm not sure where you see 0.6.4. Click on download and then source, and there is source code for 0.6.5.

Andrew, lead developer

Maybe you need to clear your browser cache or reload the page?

Andrew, lead developer