BleachBit 0.8.2 released

BleachBit 0.8.2 shreds files more securely, cleans more of Microsoft Windows, fixes bugs on non-English Windows, adds a Kurdish translation, and updates 11 translations


December 11, 2010: BleachBit 0.8.3 has been released.


The following changes have been made since 0.8.1:

  • Securely wipe filenames when deleting individual files and directories
  • More securely wipe filenames when wiping free disk space
  • Expand and fix vacuuming Google Chrome 7
  • Specific to Linux bonus pack (separate download)
    • Fix bonus pack not installing on Ubuntu 10.10
    • Clean Xfce xfrun4 command history (thanks to nodiscc)
    • Clean Battle for Wesnoth (thanks to Thibault Févry)
  • Specific to Windows
    • Fix bug starting on Windows XP with language set to non-English
    • Delete form history in Internet Explorer 7 and 8
    • Delete user assist history: it is included in Windows Explorer - Most Recently Used.
    • Clean WinZip (thanks to Jack Williams)
    • Clean TortoiseSVN (thanks to Jack Williams )
  • Specific to web


BleachBit 0.8.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 showing the new Kurdish translation:

BleachBIt 0.8.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 in Kurdish


  • Add Kurdish translation thanks to Amed Çeko Jiyan
  • Update Asturian thanks to Xuacu Saturio.
  • Update Bulgarian thanks to Svetoslav Stefanov.
  • Update Danish thanks to Ask Hjorth Larsen and Jens E. Jensen.
  • Update Hungarian thanks to Moltenice80.
  • Update Italian thanks to Carml.
  • Update Malay thanks to abuyop.
  • Update Norwegian Bokmal thanks to Simen Heggestøyl.
  • Update Romanian thanks to Lucian Adrian Grijincu.
  • Update Spanish thanks to Andres Bracho, Paco Molinero, and Monkey.
  • Update Traditional Chinese thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update Turkish thanks to Amed Çeko Jiyan, Ekrem Kocadere and Ufuk Yıldırım.

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Known issues

Directory shredding causes "[Errno 21] Is a directory" (LP#676108). In the preferences disable overwrite or
upgrade to BleachBit 0.8.3.


Download BleachBit 0.8.2 or download the latest version

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Hi there,
I've set my temp and system temp dirs in env. variables to some root dirs I've created for this purpose.
These are not being cleaned even though I check the "System" "Temporary Files" option.
Bug or "just the way it is"? ;-)

Win XP and BleachBit 0.8.2

Which environment variables? Most likely you want to create your owner cleaner in XML: read "Writing your owner cleaner in CleanerML"

Andrew, lead developer

BleachBit 0.8.2 on Windows XP cleans these temporary directories
%USERPROFILE%\local settings\temp

You probably shouldn't change either of those environment variables.

Andrew, lead developer