Is it possible to move Brave's profile to another location on the same computer?

Brave stores the profile in something like:

C:Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware

I would want to store the profile in another drive on the same computer, like:

D:Someotherdrive\etc\BraveProfile

Firefox can do this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager#Custom_profile_location

As far as I’m aware of: no. If you move the profile data, it’ll automatically create new profile when you open Brave.

IIRC we’ve an open issue for “installing to alternative location”.

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I found the solution on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/j3qrnu/is_it_possible_to_move_braves_profile_to_another/g7f1qzq/?context=3

  1. Install Brave
  2. Copy profile folder from default folder C:Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware to desired location
  3. Delete default folder (otherwise step 4 will give error)
  4. Create .bat file with this line: mklink /j "C:\default_profile_location" "D:/New_profile_location" (replace with real locations, of course)
  5. Execute .bat file

This would be a very nice feature! :+1: