If I want to edit the bleachbit configuration file for the user, I access:


If i run bleachbit GUI as root, it has more options than if i run bleachbit as a user. I do not find these "extra" options in "bleachbit.ini".

Where is the bleachbit configuration file for root? (ubuntu 18.04)

  • It should be /root/.config/bleachbit/bleachbit.ini I'm not sure...
    – Ravexina
    Nov 17, 2018 at 16:56
  • I already tried it and it's not there
    – acgbox
    Nov 17, 2018 at 16:57
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    @Ravexina Surely you mean /root/.config/bleachbit/bleachbit.ini
    – waltinator
    Nov 17, 2018 at 16:58
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    Does these new options already checked? do they have any pre-configured settings? if not so their shouldn't be in config file too.
    – Ravexina
    Nov 17, 2018 at 17:12
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    I'm glad that it worked ;)
    – Ravexina
    Nov 17, 2018 at 17:21

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The config file for "root" user lives at:


If it's not there the run the program using sudo, it should get created.


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