@brrbrtt you can export it on an HTML file by going to brave://bookmarks/ > three dots menu > export bookmarks, and once you have installed it again you will be prompted to import settings and you only need to select the HTML file.
Please note that the HTML file only saves browsing history, bookmarks and saved passwords.
Also for @sampson and others, thought I’d share other more recent topics. There are some differences between them, so maybe not all the same, but similar nonetheless of people saying passwords and/or bookmarks are disappearing.:
@Mattches and @SaltyBanana I’m going to tag y’all too. I know Luke tagged in Sampson, but his last post was back in November. Not sure if he ever pays much attention to Community and if he’s otherwise being made aware. At least, that’s assuming that he’s the primary one that should be involved based on what Brendan was saying in Community Call when I brought up the idea of issue happening recently.
Hi folks - I know there hasn’t been an update here
We are collecting all known details about this issue and putting them here:
For people reading this thread - admin password change can cause this on Windows.
Another thing can be when you copy the profile directory from another machine.
Situations where the OSCrypt library generates a new key can cause the entries to seemingly disappear. Even if you’re on the same machine and do a backup/reformat your machine, it’s going to create a new key. When you have the data which was encrypted with the old key, it can’t decode it
Can anyone having this issue confirm they:
did not change passwords
they did not copy the profile from another machine?
For macOS users, you are going to want to check if you have keychain access enabled for Brave. If that access was revoked, Brave can’t access the secret that it uses to encrypt/decrypt the entries
I didn’t change pwd (don’t have one) and didn’t manipulate my directories or files.
As far as I can remember, I used Brave in the morning without problem, let the pc running alone for some time (no sleep mode) and when I used. Brave again in the afternoon, credentials have desappeared