Brave keeps crashing!

Brave and brave nightly keeps crashing what do I do???

I just downloaded Brave on January 7, I installed both versions on the same day.

Hope someone can personally walk me through this.

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

@EzClapses thanks for the report :slightly_smiling_face:

We did have a problem with our latest nightly; we made a fix with and have a new Nightly build running now

In the meantime, you might remove Brave Nightly and then re-install. Basically the root of the problem has to do with our upgrade of Chromium 88. Some content settings were removed and we have code that handles this upgrade. Turns out there were some bugs so we backed out the bad versions and will push a new Nightly with the fix soon

But what about the Normal Brave Browser?

And It’s still crashing for me.

@EzClapses is it crashing immediately after launching? Do you have more info about your system? (macOS, Linux, Windows 7? Windows 10?)

Windows 10, app closes almost immediately.

OK - have you tried running Brave as Administrator? ex: right click, Run as administrator or edit the shortcut (Properties) and pick Run as administrator under Advanced

Usually, Brave (or any other browser) will immediately try to create a profile directory which would go at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser or %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser-Nightly

When it can’t write those because of permissions, it’ll quit out. Chrome goes to a similar place. Let me know if this makes any difference. You can also alternatively check out that path to see if it got created / if you have access

Even after running as administrator for both, it still closes almost immediately.
Tried 2 times already.

Can you check the directory paths shared? Is there anything there? I’d recommend checking there and then if they don’t exist check permissions on %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

I have the same problem. It happens when I open up certain right-wing Twitter accounts. All of a sudden, the fan will turn on and my task manager is showing 70-90% of the entire RAM is being utilized by Brave.

How do you do that? Where do I look at the directory paths shared.


This is what I found.

Open up the Run menu by pressing Windows + R key and paste in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

Push enter and this will open a folder where you should see an entry for BraveSoftware and you might also see entries for Chrome or other browsers you use. If you do see a BraveSoftware folder, let us know if there’s a Brave-Browser child folder (and then User Data/Default under that)

Hi - welcome to community. There’s nothing Brave would be doing on Twitter, other than showing a Tip button…

Tips are shown on Twitter next to tweets and you can turn this off in the rewards panel via brave://rewards

Turning this off will prevent a content script getting injected which shows the “Tip” button next to tweets. You can also try turning shields off (click the lion icon, flip the switch off) to see if there’s a difference

Turning off the rewards didn’t solve it. Turning shields off caused Twitter to not display the page. This is only happening on certain right-wing Twitter accounts. One of them is a semi-famous account promoting half-nekkid bodybuilders and cats. I have a right to view these things. Either Twitter is loading these account pages with computer-crashing code to reduce traffic to these accounts, there is an issue with Brave, or there is an issue somewhere in the network.

Yes, there is all of that in it. Now, what do I do?

Hi there clifton, how do I recover my logins, bookmarks, cookies, opened tabs and other data before the crash? I’m using Brave Nightly and I need to continue working. Would you help me or point me to where do I need to go to learn how to overcome this now? I would really appreciate your help.

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