BleachBit 1.6

BleachBit 1.6 fixes important bug for Google Chrome, Windows, and KDE, and it better cleans Google Chrome and Firefox.


June 19, 2015: BleachBit 1.8 has been released.


These are the changes since version 1.4:

  • Google Chrome: fix error "Favicons is version 29"
  • Google Chrome: clean application cache directory.
  • Google Chrome and Chromium: in the Preferences (JSON) file clean a list of HTTP servers that used SPDY, which can be used to track servers to which the browser was connected
  • Firefox: clean more session restore files
  • Firefox: clean bookmark backups using a new option called Backup.
  • The auto-hide option, which was removed in version 1.0, is available again.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Google Chrome: delete Sync Data Backup
    • Chromium: delete application cache directory
    • Print a message when root account is being cleaned to avoid confusion
    • Whitelist more KDE IPC files under /tmp/ to fix problem launching BleachBit as root
  • Specific to Windows
    • Google Chrome: clean GPUCache directory
    • Show BleachBit version in the Control Panel in Add/Remove Programs
    • Support silent installation when previous version is already installed
    • Fix a crash on startup if a fixed drive would not report its free space. This may happen with Microsoft Office 2012 Click and Run.
    • Fix a crash on startup if %USERPROFILE\Local Settings\temp\ does not exist.


  • Update Chinese (Traditional) translation thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update English (United Kingdom) translation thanks to Alfredo Hernández.
  • Update Finnish translation thanks to Jiri Grönroos.
  • Update Galician translation thanks to Marcos Lans.
  • Update German translation thanks to Daniel Winzen.
  • Update Hebrew translation thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Italian translation thanks to Carml, Jacopo Tumminello.
  • Update Malay translation thanks to abuyop.
  • Update Russian translation thanks to Eugene Marshal, ☠Jay ZDLin☠.
  • Update Slovenian translation thanks to Matej Urbančič.

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Known issues

Windows users who try to wipe free disk space in %TEMP% (the default setting) will see the error "[Errno 2] No such file or directory." When this process works, it is normally very slow (minutes or hours), but with the error, it completes quickly. There are two workarounds (choose one):

  1. In the Preferences, change the overwrite path from %TEMP% to C:\
  2. Use BleachBit 1.7.7 beta.
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