Questions tagged [bleachbit]

Bleachbit is a free and open source system cleaning tool.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Help Please: Cant boot Ubuntu after bleachbit froze

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I was trying to speedup my lapt so i used bleachbit with the Free Disk Space option enabled, then Gnome locked. And i let it keep working... After 20 min the sytstem was ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

Two shortcuts for BleachBit are created in “Show Applications” space in Ubuntu 20.04

I installed the BleachBit application from Ubuntu Software on my Ubuntu 20.04. BleachBit installed two shortcuts in the "Show Applications" space. Both the shortcuts open same app. So, my question is ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Trouble installing BleachBit

I have ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I'm wanting to get BleachBit and when I try through the command line, I get this error message: Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 168709 files and ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

BleachBit on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after updating

I run auto clean, clean package list, auto remove, etc, in the top section of bleach bit and sudo apt-get clean after I update ubuntu, will running these commands uninstall the updates, or does it get ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Bleachbit on ubuntu 18.04 delete rotated logs-what does this do?

Hi I ran bleachbit on ubuntu 18.04 using the command delete rotated logs-it says on the program that this deletes old system logs-what are these old system logs? does bleachbit delete anything ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

BleachBit 3.0 does not support Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm trying to update BleachBit 2.0 to 3.0. I've downloaded the .deb package from the official site, but it requires python-scandir. I installed python-scandir from pkgs.org for Debian, and BleachBit ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Bleachbit error while runnig as root

I'm getting following 2 errors in bleach bit lately Recent documents list 0 Error: system.memory: Function: Memory Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/bleachbit/Worker.py", line 83,...
3
votes
2answers
748 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
446 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
217 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

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....
0
votes
1answer
163 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
440 views

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'...
1
vote
2answers
238 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Is defragmentation needed on Ubuntu 16.04? Do I need anything besides BleachBit for maintenance? [duplicate]

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Desktop enviroment) HDD size: 1TB De-Fragmentation: In Windows it is mandatory to defrag the hdd. Otherwise system will become slow. Is it required in Ubuntu or any Linux distro? ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
945 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
304 views

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/...
0
votes
1answer
623 views

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!
0
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
221 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

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....
1
vote
1answer
249 views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
764 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
151 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
156 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
839 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
636 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
59 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

“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 ...
3
votes
1answer
367 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
12k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
394 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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.
1
vote
1answer
431 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
220 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
481 views

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-...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
504 views

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 "...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

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 ...