BleachBit 0.7.1 released

BleachBit 0.7.1 cleans more junk and trace files, improves usability, fixes bugs, add Japanese and Slovenian translations, and updates 19 other translations.


November 29: BleachBit 0.7.2 has been released.


The following changes have been made since 0.7.0:

  • When clicking File - Shred, default to the home directory instead of a system directory.
  • Improve the usability of the security warning dialog (typically only seen in portable mode).
  • Improve the appearance of the preferences dialog on some non-English languages.
  • Do not include the tests as part of the standard installation to save disk space.
  • Specific to Linux
    • After taking longer than 10 seconds to finish, show a non-intrusive notification.
    • Fix handling of filenames with invalid encoding that could have caused an application freeze.
    • Add warning for Nautilus.
    • Delete Apache logs (thanks to Roman Horník)
    • Clean more of Emesene 1.0 cache (thanks to Danilo Piazzalunga)
    • Bonus pack
      • Fix system logs cleaner
      • Clean XBMC Media Center (thanks to Roman Horník)
  • Specific to Windows
    • Make BleachBit configuration portable, so BleachBit is now 100% portable (in portable mode, of course).
    • Change file and directory browsers from GTK+-style to Microsoft-style for a native look and feel
    • Add installation options to add BleachBit to quick launch and system startup.
    • Delete more of Opera history (md.dat)
    • Delete more of Safari history (webpage previews)
    • Clear Windows 7 jump list (part of the existing option Windows Explorer - Recent Documents)
    • Delete RealPlayer history and logs
    • Delete ChkAcc.bak


  • Add Slovenian thanks to Vito Smolej.
  • Add Japanese thanks to Yuki Kodama.
  • Update Brazilian Portuguese thanks to Waldir Leoncio
  • Update Catalan thanks to Oriol Gonzalez (oriolsbd)
  • Update Croatian thanks to Miro Glavić, nafterburner, and Saša Teković.
  • Update Czech thanks to Kuvaly and Roman Horník.
  • Update Dutch thanks to Rob
  • Update Finnish thanks to Pekka Niemi
  • Update Galician thanks to Jon Amil and Marcos X.
  • Update German thanks to MixCool
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Ddorda and Yaron
  • Update Hungarian thanks to Gergely Szarka
  • Update Japanese thanks to Yuki Kodama
  • Update Malay thanks to Ibrahim Elias
  • Update Polish thanks to Dariusz Jakoniuk
  • Update Romanian thanks to Lucian Adrian Grijincu
  • Update Russian thanks to Ilia Lilov aka lilovip
  • Update Simplified Chinese thanks to 王英华.
  • Update Spanish thanks to Paco Molinero
  • Update Thai thanks to
  • Update Ukrainian thanks to SkyManPHP.

Want to help translate BleachBit? It's easy.


Japanese on Windows 7 (64-bit):

BleachBit 0.7.1 on Windows 7 in Japanese

Slovenian on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala):

Slovenian on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Known issues

On Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint, clicking the menu entry for 'BleachBit as Administrator' will not start BleachBit. The issue is fixed for the next release, and until then, there is a workaround (use sudo in a terminal). Test the fix in BleachBit 0.7.2 beta.

Firefox version 3 passwords are not deleted. Test the fix in BleachBit 0.7.2 beta.

Wiping memory and swap is currently experimental. It should always wipe 100% of the swap, but it may not wipe all the physical memory. Before using this option, close all other running applications because they may be automatically killed by Linux. Make a note of how your swap is setup such as its partition, UUID, and size. If this option malfunctions, be prepared to manually recreate your swap setup. Launch BleachBit from a terminal, and while this cleaner is running, watch the terminal for error messages. After using this option, verify the swap is still active. Check /var/log/messages, and if the Linux out-of-memory (OOM) killer activated, it should have killed only BleachBit (not any other process). Then, reboot the computer and verify the swap is still active.


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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