BleachBit 3.2.0

We are pleased to announce BleachBit 3.2.0. This is a primarily a maintenance release with bug fixes.

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These are the changes since version 3.0:

  • Add labels to the toolbar icons (suggested by Rogério Brito).
    BleachBit 3.2.0 on Windows 10
  • Refactor Miro cleaner to use multi-value variables (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
  • Move VIM deep scan option to the deep scan cleaner, so the VIM cleaner can automatically hide on systems where it is not needed.
  • Fix the error message Fix OperationalError: no such column: lower_term when cleaning Google Chrome and related browsers (reported first by sibernetik).
  • Fix: Do not delete ~/.htpasswd (reported by ZerooCool).
  • Fix: the clipboard was not cleared (reported by SenpaiSharp).
  • Fix: delete Google Chrome Favicons, even when the History file is missing (reported by sibernetik).
  • Specific to Linux
    • Show a three-part version number 3.2.0 instead of a two-part version number like 3.2.
    • Clean the DNF package manager (thanks to klslz).
    • Improve application launcher and AppStream information (thanks to terrycloth).
    • Fix: work without X session and without GTK package (reported by graysky2).
    • Fix: RPM packages did not build for Fedora 30 and 31.
    • Fix: add missing dependencies to RPM package (thanks to toluschr).
    • Fix: remove unresolved RPM dependency to python2-gobject-devel.
    • Fix: do not require the python-scandir package on Ubuntu 16.04 because it was not available until Ubuntu 18.04 (reported by ediowar).
  • Specific to Windows
    • Show a four-part version number like instead of a two-part version number like 3.0 (suggested by Tobias-B-Besemer).
    • Show a better executable description, as seen in Windows Task Manager (suggested by Tobias-B-Besemer).
    • Add icon to context menu (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
    • Improve the installer: add logo, add ability to uninstall components (thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer).
    • Add warning to shellbags option that it will reset the position of desktop icons (reported by David N.).
    • Fix the error "there is no disk in the drive" (first reported by Mark).
    • Fix: the maximize button moved the application window off the screen (thanks to Max Khon).
    • Fix: when cleaning Internet Explorer, do not delete volume mixer settings (reported by tonedev).
    • Fix: do not follow junctions in Recycle Bin (reported by SenpaiSharp, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix the ability to close the application after cleaning memory (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
  • Developers
    • Maintainers of Linux packages: please note improved launcher, improved AppStream, and multiple fixes to dependencies.

What's next after BleachBit 3.2? In a separate code branch, much progress has been made for to update BleachBit from Python 2.7 to Python 3.x.


  • Update Afrikaans translation thanks to bernard stafford
  • Update Catalan translation thanks to VPablo
  • Update Chinese (Traditional) translation thanks to Pin-hsien Lee
  • Update Dutch translation thanks to bernard stafford
  • Update English (Canada) translation thanks to Cameron White
  • Update Finnish translation thanks to Jiri Grönroos
  • Update French translation thanks to Edouard Marquez, Jean-Marc, Pierre Slamich, Éfrit
  • Update Galician translation thanks to Marcos Lans
  • Update German translation thanks to Stephan Woidowski, Tobias B. Besemer
  • Update Hungarian translation thanks to Csaba Vágányik, zoli
  • Update Indonesian translation thanks to Ari Setyo Wibowo, Ramdhani Fathurrohman, Wiliams Andrian
  • Update Italian translation thanks to Marco Ciampa
  • Update Japanese translation thanks to Shinichirou Yamada
  • Update Malay translation thanks to abuyop
  • Update Norwegian Bokmal translation thanks to FreewareTips
  • Update Polish translation thanks to Piotr Strębski
  • Update Russian translation thanks to Aleksey Kabanov
  • Update Slovak translation thanks to Jose Riha
  • Update Spanish translation thanks to Toni Estevez
  • Update Swedish translation thanks to Jens Stääf, Jonatan Nyberg, sweidre
  • Update Turkish translation thanks to Aydin Ilker Alp, alquirel
  • Update Ukrainian translation thanks to Jon900, Vadym

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