Brave crashes when opened on Mac

Hi everyone,
From today, when I try to open Brave, it just crashes. By default it’s set to restore the tabs from the previous session, but it just fails as it keeps crashing.

I have tried opening a new session from Terminal with a blank page in a new profile and it opens and works fine.
But I’m wondering, how can I just open Brave from my main profile without crashing? Could it be a solution to open it from Terminal with my main profile, but in a new session (so blank tabs)? Or what else can you suggest?

My specs:
macOS Monterey 12.6
Brave Version: 1.66.115 Chromium: 125.0.6422.112 (Official Build) (x86_64)

thank in advance :slight_smile:

I am having the same issue. An older release of Brave had been working fine on my Mac running macOS Monterey 12.6 for many months but after a system restart it started crashing every time after launch. I have tried upgrading Brave to version 1.66.115 Chromium and have now also upgraded macOS to Ventura 13.6.7 but the issue persists.

Ok, maybe I found a workaround… not sure it will work for everyone tho :sweat_smile:

Running from terminal this

open -na "Brave" --args --profile-directory="Profile" --new-tab --incognito

Would create a new session with another profile.
From here you close and reopen the application, and the two profiles should be displayed. Click on the three dots on the newly create profile and delete it.

Then close the application, and run this other line on terminal:

open -na "Brave" --args --profile-directory="YOUR_PROFILE_NAME" --new-tab --incognito

with the name of the profile that you want to access to.

Afterwards I could open brave in a ‘blank’ session with my original profile :–)

My problem was probably related to the amount of pages that it was trying to restore, so a blank session would solve the issue.

@yali Not sure if it fits your problem too…!

I tried the workaround below however after running the first command it opens a Brave session which then crashes right away as before. The directory listing shows that a new directory named “Profile” is created however I can’t get any further than this since the application continues to crash whenever I launch it. :frowning:

Update: I was able to resolve my issue by reinstalling Brave after uninstalling it and doing a manual cleanup of leftover application files as described in the following article:

Now, I just have to be careful not to leave too many browser windows open in the future since, as Haimzu pointed out, attempting to restore too many open pages on relaunch is the most likely common cause of these issues.

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