Import bookmarks and settings not working on new Brave update

Description of the issue:

Brave updated to .57 from .26 and did not move any bookmarks or settings from OLD Brave to NEW Brave. The Import Bookmarks and Settings feature from OLD Brave does not work. Nothing is transferred.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
In New Brave, I click on Settings, then Import Bookmarks and Settings and I select OLD Brave and leave every item checkmarked. I then click Import and nothing is transferred.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
I expected my bookmarks and settings to be transferred to the NEW Brave.

Reproduces how often:
I can try to import them as my times, but each time nothing happens.

Brave Version(about:brave):
NEW Brave
Version 0.57.18 Chromium: 71.0.3578.80 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Old Brave
Brave: 0.26.0
V8: 6.9.427.23
rev: de4ff2d6931c2b9784fbe5227325cd47f21a3417
Muon: 8.1.8
OS Release: 10.0.17134
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 69.0.3497.100

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Additional Information:

I know I can export my bookmarks from Old Brave and import them into New Brave, but this update, I mean brand new browser install, should have handled it automatically.

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I was able to import my bookmarks & settings after reading about it here.

Bottom line is to use the “Import Bookmarks & Settings” options on the new Brave, select Old Brave, but de-select Bookmarks. I checked and all my settings, logins, & passwords were successfully migrated.

I then manually exported my bookmarks from Old Brave, and manually imported them. Of course they end up in a folder called Imported, but you can move them back to your normal folder or bookmark bar.

What an ordeal, but I’m back to normal functioning browsing with new Brave. Thanks.

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