I wanted to download a spell check disctionary for english langauge and my native language but I bumped in to a problem here. I get this error “Spell check discionary download failed.” and beneath it a sentence that I have to check with network administrator to make sure that firewall is not blocking downloads.
This is a really weird problem and would love to get some help, cheers.
I am currently on Version 1.10.95 Chromium: 83.0.4103.106 (Official Build) (64-bit).
Personal computer here.
I did try to download it just now on google chrome and it looks like no issues there, just on brave.
Can you try creating a new test profile and seeing if the issue persists? I don’t think this will affect the outcome but I just want to tick it off the list.
To create a new profile click on the menu icon in the top right corner > create a new profile.
To reset the Hosts file back to the default, follow the steps below:
Copy the following text, and then paste into Notepad:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 220.127.116.11 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 18.104.22.168 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Save the file name as "hosts" in the File name box, keep the type as .txt and then save the file to your desktop.
Go to the etc folder by following this path: %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc
Right-click the Hosts file and rename it as “Hosts.old”.
The copy or move the Hosts file that you created in step 3 from the desktop to the %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc folder. If you are prompted to enter an administrator password, select Continue.
After all these steps, please try the language download again.
The path is: C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data
In the user data folder, there is another folder called Default. That Default folder contains all your important info. You can make a copy of it and paste it into a new installation of Brave. Please see the thread for more details. Please keep in mind this method is not perfect, and may not work for everyone.