Brave won't launch, will not reinstall, cannot delete app data\local\brave folder



Brave stopped working for me about a week ago. Windows 10. The Brave folder ( %appdata%\Local\brave ) will not delete, and cannot be accessed. Brave closes on launch with this problem. Uninstall and reinstall of new Brave, installation fails since this folder cannot be accessed.

Stack trace output log of install revealed the problem to me:

—> (Inner Exception #0) System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path ‘C:\Users\Devin\AppData\Local\Brave’ is denied.

Somehow this folder got into a bad state, and now I cannot delete it. Tried launched command prompt as Admin, going to the folder, rmdir on it, fails.

I am going to try some Windows tricks to changing the access on the folder, but don’t know if they will work.

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