Cannot download any type of file

Description of the issue:
I cannot download any type of file, but always get the fault “insufficient permissions”. I have checked all settings but the problem resists. I have used Brave for at least 3 years, and before summer 2020 this was not a problem.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:

Reproduces how often:
Every time I try to download whatever file.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
MacOS High Sierra ver 10.13.6. Brave [Version 1.18.77 Chromium: 87.0.4280.101 (Officiell version) (x86_64)]

Additional Information:
My Mac is old (2011) so I cannot update to the latest OS. Might this be the problem? Hope not, because I want to continue to use Brave.

My guess is that the folder you are trying to download TO is not giving your ‘write’ accesses. Try downloading to the Downloads folder.

Lots of info on this error here:

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@Gunnel,
You’ll need to allow Brave to do this explicitly by going to (on your mac) System Preferences --> Security & Privacy. Click the Lock icon on the bottom left of the window and you should be able to to allow any action that has recently been blocked by the system here.

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