Brave will not load via shortcut or even using the directory

Description of the issue:
Whether I click the desktop icon or the taskbar icon brave will not load, I checked shortcuts, went to where it lives tried to load the 24.0 and 25.2 versions nothing happens. Not sure what has changed updates or ??
In the past this has happened and I had to remove and reload.
The main issue is saved passwords are lost.

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Brave Version(about:brave):
Latest as far as I can tell

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Additional Information:

The first thing I would do would be to update to the latest release.
You are currently using the Muon Brave build (v0.25.2). We have since deprecated Brave Muon in favor of this:


https://brave.com/download

I highly recommend you install the new build and enjoy a much better browsing experience.
It runs in parallel with the Muon version you have installed now, so you don’t have to uninstall or overwrite anything and you can even import data from your previous Brave install into the new build.

If you decide you’d like to stick with the version you’re using now and want to resolve the problem, let me know and we can continue further troubleshooting for the Muon build.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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