Brave will not download files

Brave used to save files as .pdf with no problem. Recently I save as I have done before. The file name is created and saved. But the file has 0kb. The note said there was not enough permissions. I cannot export my bookmarks either.

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Can you be more specific?

Hi

Check if you have the latest Brave version @ brave://settings/help; Clear browsing history and restart Brave.
Check if Brave Is ‘Managed by you Organization’.
Does the issue persist in a Private Window CTRL+SHIFT+N ?

Sample pdf files https://file-examples.com/index.php/sample-documents-download/sample-pdf-download/

Do you use the bookmark manager CTRL+SHIFT+O to export bookmarks?

Hi

Brave is up to date

Version 1.43.89 Chromium: 105.0.5195.102 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I tried to download the Lorum ipsum file: 0kb.

I can save files in firefox.

This does persist in private windows.

Cleared history, no change.

Thanks,

Joe

Hi

Open the pdf download page (Lorum ipsum file) https://file-examples.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/file-sample_150kB.pdf , right click on that page and choose Inspect, click on network and make sure it is set on “Throttle”.

Hi

It says disabled. No throttling.

Hi

Unfortunately not many posts deal with this issue; And it is not possible to simulate the problem on our machines. Working in a private window did not resolve the issue; this suggests that your profile is OK and the problem does not come from your extensions.

As a last resort; 1) Open brave://settings/downloads and try to save to an external disk by enabling ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’; 2) Try also, flush dns, disable firewall, restart pc.

If no resolved, leave post open for others to contribute.

Hi

Saving to an external drive works. Cumbersome.
flush dns?

WINDOWS BUTTON+R, ENTER CMD, Paste Ipconfig/flushdns

Are you using Intranet?

private home laptop. wifi

HI

The Ipconfig/flushdns did not make a difference.

When I download it states “Failed - insufficient permissions”

Today I put in the ‘Ipconfig/flushdns’ . The pc stated 'windows cannot find ‘Ipconfig/flushdns’. Make susre you typed the name correctly then try again.
If I just put in ‘Ipconfig’, a black window comes up and scrolls through and then closes.
How do I use ‘flushdns’?