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Bleachbit is a free and open source system cleaning tool.

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How do I clean more than just drive C with bleachbit [closed]

I dont see such settings, does cleaning clean all drives or just C drive? And does wiping free space alter all drives or just C?
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Bleach Bit - How to Wipe Free Space via Command Line?

I'm trying to figure out how to run the "wipe free disk space" via the command line on Ubuntu 16.04 with Bleach Bit. It looks like the bleachbit command utility can only wipe specific caches. Does ...
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bleachbit wiped my free space and now showing 0 byte available

i am using Ubuntu using crouton in Chromebook, i installed bleach bit to delete cache and temp files and it accidentally wiped all my free space which was 7 GB before wiped after running bleach bit ...
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Where is the bleachbit configuration file for root

If I want to edit the bleachbit configuration file for the user, I access: .config/bleachbit/bleachbit.ini If i run bleachbit GUI as root, it has more options than if i run bleachbit as a user. I do ...
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How to use bleachbit to clean other mounted drives and specific folders?

I use bleachbit to clean (deep scan) my home directory: bleachbit -c --preset But I want to use bleachbit to clean my other mounted drives like /media/device1 and specific folders /home/eka/dir/dir1....
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How to prevent BleachBit from resetting file associations

After I run BleachBit, the file associations for PDF, EPUB, JPG and PNG are reset to the system's defaults (I'm using Windows, so the defaults are Microsoft Edge or Windows Image Viewer). I don't ...
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Installed and ran BleachBit version 2.0 and now I can't install any software. Please help me problem solve

I hope someone can help. I've been at this for two days nearly and looked everywhere. I ran BleachBit version 2.0 and now when I try and install anything with apt install it fails. I'm worried as I'...
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Is it safe to use Bleachbit in a ext4 filesystem with journaling?

I want to shred a file, making it unrecoverable. I normally use the command 'bleachbit -s file'. When I was searching about it, I found out that the journaling in ext4 makes a copy of the file ...
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Can't delete empty directories with strange names

I am going through a hard time trying to delete three empty directories that were created after an aborted process of "wiping free disk space" of bleachbit, I've used every suggested method and none ...
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Bleachbit - free space filled up

I installed Bleachbit (downloaded from official Ubuntu Software store) and I started free space wipe but when it ended all my free space was filled (0 bytes remain) so I reinstalled Ubuntu and now I ...
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Run BleachBit CLI at startup

In BleachBit, if I go to Edit > Preferences > General, I can check the "Start BleachBit with computer" checkbox, but this will only launch the BleachBit GUI every time I start my computer, without ...
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Does BleachBit's override files to hide contents work on Ubuntu's filesystem type?

In the settings for BleachBit it says that the option labeled Override files to hide contents does not work to hide the contents on all filesystems. But it does not elaborate on that. I have Ubuntu ...
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firefox still showing up in bleachbit after removal

I thought I had removed firefox from my system (prefer chromium) using sudo apt-get remove firefox however, when I open bleachbit there is still a category that allows me to clean cache/backup/...
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Error executing bleachbit as root [duplicate]

I got this error: (bleachbit:5510): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/niider/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
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USB boot problem in HP Pavilion G6 (32-bit) [duplicate]

I have a HP pavilion g6 series (32-bit) system. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and everything was working fine until I downloaded BleachBit and used the app incorrectly. It somehow damaged my Ubuntu ...
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BleachBit for all users

New to Linux, but learning fast. I have set up a user "thekids" for the kids. When I run BleachBit (BB) to clean up my user-stuff before a Clonezilla image backup, I'd like some way for it to also ...
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Can't delete file from trash as root

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and deleted a file as root to trash. Then I couldn't delete it because root nautilus won't view trash, and I installed bleachbit and used it as root but it won't clean it either....
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I need help with BleachBit

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1. I wanted to use BleachBit. First, I ran BleachBit and clicked on "Preview". It showed 556 MB cache, and I wanted to delete it, but when I tried it, the program said, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Some program windows open top left and off screen

My OS has developed a fault where some windows open top left so the title bar with the min, max and close buttons are just off screen. It doesn't happen with every program. Firefox, gedit, Tuxguitar ...
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Excessive amounts of errors Ubuntu 16.04 (Solved) [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 for about 9 months now. I have noticed an excessive amount of system errors and program errors pop up. Does this mean I have a virus? I use BleachBit to clean my system, ...
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Bleachbit for Ubuntu is not detecting installed software and not deleting System cache

BleachBit is not listing all of the software I have installed that needs to be cleaned such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Flash etc.. Also, it is not removing System cache files or .bash_history even ...
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Bleachbit error when cleaning firefox on Ubuntu 16.04

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 a couple of days ago Bleachbit reports the following errors when cleaning Firefox: Error in execution of <bleachbit.Command.Function instance at ...
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Can I restore my files I deleted using BleachBit?

I have deleted files from two disks using BlechBit 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04. Is there a possibility to restore all files?
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Bleachbit disk space reducing

Before I ask, let me say that I understand how this works, so the fact that I have 0 bytes free doesn't surprise me, as I shut down the computer while Bleachbit was doing its thing. But now I want to ...
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Sudo Bleachbit Output Errors

When I run bleachbit as root, I get what looks like swap file errors. I've never seen these before and am wondering if there is a simple way to fix it?? here's the output: debug: DeepScan.scan: ...
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Bleachbit error messages

When I run Bleachbit Root through the terminal there is a message telling me that I do not have Administrative privileges, although I installed Bleachbit Root as Administrator. It does work and I can ...
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BleachBit not working properly

Whenever I run bleachbit , it doesn't work fully. It creates an error message. One of the message being ' You are not superuser'. Another message is 'Errno13'. Please guide in the matter.
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How can I prevent BleachBit from clearing iBus Pinyin's memory?

I use BleachBit to regularly clean my system. However, whenever, I run BleachBit, it clears the memory of my iBus Pinyin. For example, my pinyin just learned that I put 你 and 好 together as one word, ...
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“No protocol specified , Could not open X display” error when Running bleachbit as root on KDE

I have this error when running bleachbit through sudo or as root: ~$ sudo bleachbit No protocol specified /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning: could not open ...
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Is there a way to make sure my system will boot before I reboot? I just ran bleachbit

I just ran bleachbit as a regular user (not as root) and the progress bar at the top is stuck at "Please wait. Wiping free disk space. About 0 minutes remaining" and the entire bleachbit screen has ...
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BleachBit Command Line To Clean All Options

Related to this question: Clearing Firefox History via Command Line In my last question (link above), I asked if there is a way to clean all in the Firefox options of BleachBit. I'm writing a script ...
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Clearing Firefox History via Command Line

Possibly related to this question: Can I view Firefox history with the terminal? I want to create a shell script that clears everything in my Firefox's history (this includes the other histories such ...
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bleachbit get crushed previweing and cleaning these paths

Ubuntu 14.04LTS /.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf /firefox/permissions.sqlite /flash-player every time it never complete previewing or cleaning, each time in one of these files. even all programs ...
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Prevent Bleachbit from wiping in the terminal

I tried Bleachbit today on my Ubuntu server. But, it seems like it's trying to wipe free space, which takes a lot of time, and I don't need it. How can I make Bleachbit not to wipe free space from ...
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Too low space, Cannot log in Ubuntu

My system got shutdown while BleachBit running, due to low battery and now i cannot log in.When i log in into Guest account it shows '0 Bytes remaining'.Help me to solve this.
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after bleachbit

I used bleachbit on my Ubuntu 14.10 system. After that I restarted the system and I get this message: SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: diabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin * speech-dispatcher ...
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Irremovable folder after wiping free space with bleach bit

I have a following problem. Yesterday I was using Bleach Bit as root to wipe free space. When I woke up Bleach Bit was not Responding and the terminal hangs on "suffix length = 235". So I force Bleach ...
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Bleachbit cron problems

I've been trying to get gnome-schedule to automate bleachbit but the crons never work. So after trying a lot different things I decided to just try setting crons the normal way. I opened terminal and ...
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Odd errors in bleach bit

When running Ubuntu and bleachbit as root I get this error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/root/tmpLANpUQsZBUBAmqq-fQMbArbaj3QQbm1s03_Vax9iq6QHSa_cwHoLDBhJpdcRlq6dfF_X.FowA7_Sjw_R-...
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How to get rid of more than one million ghostfiles?

I periodically run Bleachbit 1.0 on my Lubuntu machine (kernel 3.13.0-35-generic). Last time, I checked the option to wipe free disk space, mainly to try it. The program got stuck on a message saying ...
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Bleachbit 1.6 fails at “Running deep scan”

14.04. I just updated BleachBit from v. 1.0-x (or similar, twas what Software Center installed about 2 months ago), to v. 1.6. What prompted the update was, 1.0 would fail (freeze, grey-out) at the "...
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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After forcing Bleach Bit to stop, now Lubuntu cannot boot v14.04

I was running Bleach Bit but got tired that it didn't finish, so I forced it to stop by pressing the boot button. After that, I started again the laptop, it keeps on trying to boot but it doesn't. The ...
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Is there a way to add shred to right-click menu?

BleachBit lets you shred either folders or files if you use the menu from within the program but is it possible to add a shred option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may ...
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Is it possible to reverse the effect of bleach bit to fix my problem about an oversized folder?

Is it possible to reverse the effect of bleach bit? What happened: Last week I installed Bleach Bit and ran it for the first time on my newly installed Ubuntu system. I noticed that it was doing its ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 goes completely black after signing in after i cleaned my system with bleachbit

it was all working fine, unless i cleaned my system using bleachbit. it isn't the first time i am using bleachbit. but this time, something went wrong. after bleachbit completed its operation, my ...
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Lost 5GB of free space after using BleachBit [closed]

i've been using BleachBit to clean up free space on my laptops HDD, and also on my encrypted portable HDD. and i've got same problem on both devices. Bleachbit was running very long, i left it ...
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Bleachbit Increased Disk Space

I ran the bleachbit to clean up some of the apt data but there was "free disk space" option enabled which basically took more time to overwrite the data and now the disk space is increased. I dont ...
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Can't empty rubbish bin

So, I had issues having a full disk, but for now I solved it. Now, after I installed Bleachbit, this program was Wipping free disk space and all of suddenly it freezes. I left it like 30min but as it ...
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ubuntu 13.04 claims my root password wrong

while opening the bleachbit(as root) , gedbi and bootup- manager , it asks for the root password and on entering the password shows that the password is wrong , for other things like updating , ...