Description of the issue:
Windows 10 computer was hung, and had to cycle the power on the computer.
When I launched Brave after logging in, it was clear that it has no record of me ever running Brave on the computer. Other topics here suggest that this data is in ~ > AppData > Local > BraveSoftware > Brave-Browser > UserData, but all of the dateCreated and dateModified settings on those files everything indicate that was created this morning on my single post-reboot launch.
Brave has crashed on me before without an operating system crash, but always come back without issue.
How can this issue be reproduced?
I’ve been through enough browser crashes to know better than to launch Brave again because each relaunch is an opportunity to inadvertently destroy any backup.
(After the first time my computer crashed and wiped out any and all trace of my ever running Edge, I installed and adopted Chrome. The next crash I lost Chrome AND Edge, so I abandoned them and adopted Brave and Opera along with Firefox. Firefox always comes back. I can’t even find the Opera executable to launch. Windows really sucks – I’ve never had anything like this on unix/macOS/linux but it happens over and over on windows.)
The browser state is somewhere that I can restore?
Brave Version( check
I don’t know the version number because I’m afraid to launch the program again, but it would be after July of this year, as I installed and adopted Brave after the second time that Edge did this to me.
I’m relatively inexperienced in windows, so I don’t really understand what those file dates mean. Lots of files off my network drive ApplicationData folders have creation dates after modification dates. The creation dates being when the system booted this morning, but modification dates are in the past and are consistent with when I would have actually modified the files/directories.