I have for several weeks endured the problem stated above, following a routine update (the version number of which I cannot specify at this point, unfortunately). I hoped it would be fixed by now. I’m adding my voice so that this issue is not forgotten and left unresolved.
Under “General Settings,” the “Save my downloads here:” box displays my selected (and preferred) download destination. However, the edit dialog (generated by clicking the pencil icon) always shows the “Downloads” folder to be the destination. Repeating the process of selecting the desired destination results in the same behavior: the box shows my desired destination, while the edit dialog always shows the downloads folder. The box remembers, but the edit dialog forgets every time.
I normally activate the “Always ask me where to save files” option, but this behavior occurs with that option activated or deactivated.
This behavior results: On a webpage, a left click on a link to download a file works correctly, defaulting to my preferred destination. A right click on the same link, opening the “Save Link As…” dialog, defaults incorrectly, to the downloads folder. A right click to “Save Image…” or “Save Page as…” also defaults to the downloads folder, again, not to my selected and preferred destination.
My selected destination is on a different drive than the OS, but I have alternately selected the desktop on (C:) and a preferred folder on (D:), and neither are remembered by Brave, leading me to think that the issue does not lie with the drive path. Perhaps the problem somehow involves the handling of the context menu?
I have been using Brave for a few months and I am very pleased so far. I have few complaints, and they are minor and not worth mentioning here, except for this one annoyance, which for me is a bit of a productivity killer, and something that has been sending me over to my backup browser as a workaround. I hope this problem can be solved soon. Thank you all very much for your time and attention, and for the work you do.
Sincerely, Michael W.
OS Release: 10.0.17134
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
OS Edition: Windows 10 Home
OS Build: 17134.165