I’m unable to open the Brave browser for the past few days. I’m unsure why and hadn’t changed anything in my setup. I believe what was spoken about here, Brave does NOT open Windows 11 desktop - Browser Support / Desktop Support - Brave Community, is almost the same thing as what I have except, the solution in this article doesn’t resolve my problem. Doing "C:\Program Files\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\brave.exe" --user-data-dir=%localappdata%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\TEMP doesn’t fail however, doesn’t open brave - I just get a white window briefly flash open and then close. Going to %localappdata%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\ and changing Local State to something else and opening the browser also doesn’t do anything except make another Local State file (significantly smaller in size).
I’m unsure what caused this issue so I don’t know how to recreate it for anyone else. At the time that I noticed this issue, I was installing Minecraft (although I would be sceptical if a Minecraft installation was the cause of this). I have checked to make sure this wasn’t an antivirus issue (checked to see if defender was blocking brave and removed mcafee as that’s not really necessary and often causes more issues than it solved).
Tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it however, this doesn’t seem to work.
The only extra information I have is that in the first few seconds after restarting my laptop, brave is able to be opened for somewhere between 3 and 10 seconds. I would guess that something else is booting up upon restart and then interfering with it in some way. I had a look at the start up apps but there was nothing that seemed to stick out at me (at least nothing different from before that I could tell)
I’m unsure what version of Brave I was on but I should have one of the most recent versions from the front page as I’ve done a couple reinstalls. If there’s any further information required, please let me know.
Use the exact same method of previous link to see if restoration works correctly. Make sure to use the latest version of standalonesilentsetup.exe if you use windows 11
3. Check what else is running on your PC’s task manager.