Brave consuming my disc space every day


I’ve been using the lastest version of Brave for nearly 2 months now. A week ago I found you I had 300 MB of space left which I had no idea about losing my space until I was notified.

As I haven’t installed anything besides Brave for months I knew it must have been it. I googled some topics and found out people were having the same issues back in 2020 which was fixed in 1.22.1.

Is anyone else having these issue? Any tips?

I tried uninstalling but I was unable to get the space back (I would say it has taken up to 15-20 GB so far). Also I can’t locate the files that are taking the space.

Thank you for your help!

It would help to know which operating system and which Brave version you are using.

Do you clean your history regularly?
Do you download big files frequently?

If you are using a version for nearly 2 months, it is not the latest one, as you can see below

I’m using 1.44.105.

Do you clean your history regularly? - No. And when I did, it didn’t do much.
Do you download big files frequently? - No, I don’t, I rarely download anything.

But what is your operating system?

Try to run a cleaner. CCleaner (windows and android) is a good one.

If you are using Windows, it may be due to Windows updates.
Some tips for Windows 10:


Check the following to save space:

  1. Go to the user data and check the folder called cache

If OS Windows, paste the following in explorer: %LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default

  • The size of Of USer Data should be normally below 1 GB

  1. To clean cache on exit, open brave://settings/clearBrowserData and check as in image below

You may also check the following as Windows takes space:

  1. Open Windows Settings,go to Storage , Temporarry and remove Junk files regularly as in image below:

  1. Disable Hibenate by entering powercfg.exe /hibernate off in command prompt as administrator.

  2. Disable Windows Reserved Storage by entering DISM /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Disabled in command prompt as administrator.

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