BleachBit 4.5.0 beta

Please test BleachBit 4.5.0 beta, which will become the 4.6.0 major release.

This list is of tests is a work in progress, so it is incomplete. Run your own tests, infer tests from the commit log and closed issues, or check back later.


October 25, 2023: BleachBit 4.5.1 has been released.


For a list of changes see the commit log and GitHub bug tracker.


Please test the application in general with special attention to the following tests.

These tests are for both Windows and Linux:

  • Verify that BleachBit does not delete Firefox bookmarks (1081).
  • Create a temporary directory. In BleachBit - Preferences - Drives, add the directory. Close the preferences, and remove the directory. In BleachBit, enable System - Free disk space, and clean it. Verify the message is more friendly than in 1273.
  • Verify the confirmation dialog has a title (1188).


  • Check for the GTK-CRITICAL warning using the instructions at the top of 974.
  • Verify the correct icon is displayed in the application launcher (1513).
  • Verify Wayland (1205).
  • Test installers for Fedora 37
  • Test installers for Ubuntu 22.04, 23.04
  • Test installers for Debian 12


  • Use Windows Explorer to open %WinDir%\System32\config\Systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\. If it is empty, copy any file there. Open BleachBit with admnistrator privileges, and clean Internet Explorer - Cache. Verify the file was removed. (1031)
  • If c:\windows.old does not exist, create it. Then use BleachBit to clean System - Windows Updates, and verify it was removed. (1031).


See the downloads folder. For Linux, there are .deb and .rpm packages. For Windows, there is a digitally signed installer and portable package.

After testing

If something is broken, please file a bug report. If it works well, please post a comment with what you tested in the testing forum, as a comment at the bottom of this page, or as a GitHub issue.

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