Google Drive File Downloads Only Work On First File

Description of the issue:
Google Drive file downloads only work the first time.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):

  1. Launch Brave
  2. Visit
  3. Navigate to a folder and right-click any any file in that folder.
  4. Select download.
  5. Notice how the save dialog appears, asking you where to save.
  6. Having saved, choose a different file. Right-click.
  7. Select download.
  8. Notice how now the save dialog does not appear.

Expected Result:
A save dialog should appear, just like with the first file.

Actual Result:
No save dialog will appear.

Reproduces how often:

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Brave release Version 1.22.72 Chromium: 89.0.4389.128 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Additional information:

  1. Refreshing (using CMD-R) will not solve the issue.
  2. Closing the tab, and reopening the url will now allow the dialog to appear on the first download, but will still fail on subsequent downloads until you close/reopen the tab
  3. I’m using macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta (20E5217a)
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Hi @Coulls
Welcome to the Brave Community!
I think you have to enable multiple download option
follow this guide


Well, I looked, but that option does not appear in my version of Brave. Also, just to confirm, it’s not that I’m trying to download multiple files simultaneously - I’m just trying to download one file and then later another without having to close the tab and reopen it.


Visit settings under automatic downloads add the website URL that you want to allow multiple downloads.

That fixed it thanks.

Maybe that setting needs renaming as this was neither an “automatic download” (it’s a manually triggered download), and the “Ask when a site tries to download files automatically after the first file” is not what it’s doing before or after either. Also, it’s not multiple downloads as in downloading multiple files, it’s downloading consecutive files, sometimes as far apart as several minutes.


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