cleaning recycle bin ineffective on Windows 7

Bug #1425373 reported by Andrew Ziem on 2015-02-25
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Andrew Ziem

Bug Description

Two users indicate BleachBit 1.6 on Windows 7 does not clean C:\ even when BleachBit is launched with administrator privileges (by accept AUC).

In my test, BleachBit 1.5 on Windows 7 cleans the recycle bin if, and only if, I accept the AUC. If I do not, there is no error.

Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) on 2015-02-25
Changed in bleachbit:
importance: Undecided → High
Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) wrote :

Fixed in commit cf619fb0f679aec01702a29d5fcf6fbcca4fdf07

Changed in bleachbit:
assignee: nobody → Andrew Ziem (ahziem1)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) wrote :

Fix released here

Please test cleaning the recycle bin
* with administrative privileges
* without administrative privileges
* files deleted from C:
* files deleted from other partitions

Changed in bleachbit:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) wrote :

BleachBit 1.7.4 alpha fixes cleaning folders that were in the recycling bin

Download path

Testing suggestions:
* Enable "overwrite files to hide contents" in the BleachBit preferences
* Into the recycling bin put a folder that contains files or other subfolders, and then use BleachBit to delete the recycling bin
* After cleanig the recycling bin using BleachBit, open the recycling bin using Windows to verify it is open. If you already had it open, you may need to refresh it to see the files were deleted.

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