Brave instantly crashes when trying to open the application. The problem is my fault. I was trying to get sync between my android phone and my windows 10 computer working. I went to brave://flags on my windows 10 computer and activated the sync function. Immediately after doing so my Brave browser crashed. I cannot go back and undo this action because Brave always instantly crashes when trying to open it. I tried to do a Windows 10 system restore with no luck. I also tried to uninstall and then reinstall the Brave Application which did not work.
I do not know what version of Brave I currently have because I cannot check due to the application crashing. It should be the latest brave version because I tried to reinstall the program to fix my problem.
When i click “Apply” I get the error message: “The name ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\brave.exe–disable-brave-sync’ specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.”
I tried your suggested fix. Unfortunately, it did not work.
When I click “Apply” I still get the error message: The name ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\brave.exe -–disable-brave-sync’ specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.”
Hi, sorry to piggyback off this thread but I’m having the exact same issue as CookieMonster. I got a new phone yesterday and tried to sync my browsers this morning by enabling sync through brave://flags and ended up with the same issue.
I was able to put in the " --disable-brave-sync" tag at the end of the “Target” field and it allowed me to change it but it still crashes upon opening.
I tried searching for the directory but there wasn’t an AppData folder in my C:/Users folder. I just checked Brave again and it let me open the browser finally so I disabled Brave Sync so hopefully that will fix the problem.
I tried syncing again before disabling but my browser shut down after 30 seconds so I decided to not mess around with it and just leave the sync off for now.
Thanks for the reply, it didn’t help me but hopefully it can help someone in the future.