BleachBit 1.8

BleachBit 1.8 fixes important bugs for Windows, enhances Winapp2.ini support, and more.


December 30, 2015: BleachBit 1.10 has been released.


These are the changes since version 1.6:

  • In Preferences, there is a new option "Confirm before delete" that disables the confirmation (thanks to codesomniare).
  • When BleachBit starts, the window is centered.
  • The tool "Shred Settings and Quit" in the File menu is fixed.
  • Added cleaning for Opera passwords (Linux support thanks to theatre-x).
  • Shrink storage size of BleachBit icon.
  • Add descriptions to many cleaners (thanks to theatre-x).
  • Add a new command line option --debug-log that logs debug messages to a file.

    Windows example:

    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\BleachBit\Bleachbit.exe" --gui --debug-log=%USERPROFILE%\desktop\bleachbit.log
  • Specific to Linux
    • Replace hard-coded localizations cleaning system with CleanerML entries (thanks to tstenner).
    • Whitelist /tmp/fsa for FSArchiver (reported by Max Miliaan).
    • Suppress GTK+ warning in console (thanks to iliaselmatani).
    • Add packages for Debian 8, Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 15.04.
    • Remove packages for Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10.
  • Specific to Windows
    • Improve support for very long files names and filenames with Unicode characters.
    • Fix support for wiping free space using a long path such as %TEMP%. The symptom was it finished far too quickly.
    • After wiping free space, eliminate spurious error message "no such file or directory."
    • Add support for environment variables: commonappdata, localappdata, music, pictures, video, documents. They are already used in Winapp2.ini, and they can be used in CleanerML too.
    • Fix support for %DOCUMENTS%.
    • Add label for Windows Store section in Winapp2.ini.
    • Expand system log cleaning to %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution (thanks to cfoellmann).
    • In the cleaner System - Temporary Files whitelist %TEMP%\Low to avoid causing problems with printing from Internet Explorer (reported by Stewart).
    • When cleaning Windows Explorer - Most Recenty Used avoid causing the recently-used application list in the Start menu to not accumulate new history.
    • Fix decoding of exception messages to avoid crash during startup (reported by goingoin).
    • Clean more SeaMonkey files (thanks to Sherman).
    • Clean Skype uninstallers (thanks to cfoellmann).
  • Development


  • Add Norwegian Nynorsk translation thanks to Alexander Mackinnon Jansen.
  • Update Chinese (Traditional) translation thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update Czech translation thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Dutch translation thanks to rob.
  • Update English (United Kingdom) translation thanks to Alexander Mackinnon Jansen and Andi Chandler.
  • Update Estonian translation thanks to Jalakas.
  • Update Finnish translation thanks to Jiri Grönroos.
  • Update French translation thanks to Jean Marc.
  • Update German translation thanks to pitfd and Tobias Bannert.
  • Update Greek translation thanks to Valantis Kamayiannis, DimitrisT, nask00s, mara sdr, Dimitris Mytilinaios.
  • Update Indonesian translation thanks to Andika Triwidada.
  • Update Italian translation thanks to Carml, Jacopo Tumminello.
  • Update Korean translation thanks to B. W. Knight.
  • Update Malay translation thanks to abuyop.
  • Update Norwegian Bokmal translation thanks to Simen Heggestøyl, Åka Sikrom.
  • Update Polish translation thanks to Dariusz Jakoniuk, Piotr Strębski.
  • Update Portuguese translation thanks to asensio, Formatado, Sérgio Marques, Carlos Geadas, Alexandre Fidalgo, Pedro Silva, asensio, DarkVenger, Pedro Folha, Almufadado, Nuno Machado.
  • Update Russian translation thanks to ☠Jay ZDLin☠.
  • Update Slovak translation thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update Swedish translation thanks to sweidre, Josef Andersson.
  • Update Thai translation thanks to Akom C.,, SiraNokyoongtong.
  • Update Uzbek translation thanks to Akmal Xushvaqov.
  • Update Vietnamese translation thanks to Nguyen Kim Kha.

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Known issues

On Windows when exiting you may see a notice about bleachbit.exe.log, which contains the error "directory is not empty" (LP#1469588). The error is harmless, and it is fixed in BleachBit 1.9.2 beta.

On Windows 10, BleachBit will not show the User Access Control dialog to elevate to administrator privileges (LP#1496629), so you may see access denied error messages for certain options. This issue is fixed in BleachBit 1.9.2 beta.

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