Can't download anything on Brave

Description of the issue:
Whenever I try to download anything from certain websites, Brave won’t even give me the prompt for downloading and the download never goes through. If I spam the download button enough times, Brave asks if I want to allow a website to download multiple files, acknowledging it’s supposed to be downloading something. If I say Allow, it still doesn’t download. Other browsers will download the files just fine.

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

  1. Go to any website/URL that will allow you to download something, preferably the site is smaller and not owned by some humongous company.
  2. Download a file from said website.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

(Ignore the warning in the second gif, checked files with virustotal and it’s the real stuff)

Expected result:
I can download ePSXe on Brave and not have to use a different browser.

Reproduces how often:
It’s happened for about a week straight now.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10
Brave version 1.40.109

Additional Information:
I have cleared out all data through the clear browsing data tab in the settings and still experience this issue.

1 Like

Does it work from a Guest Window (via the ☰ menu)?

I’m having the same problem, and no — opening a Guest Window does not work. :slight_smile:

What if you turn the page zoom up to 200% or so; does it work then?