Issue when downloading files to a mounted SFTP folder

Description of the issue:

When I try to save a file to a remote sftp server (mounted), the download doesn’t happen and the save location popup disappears. No error message is shown.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Initiate a download with “Ask where to save each file before downloading” turned on
  2. Choose a folder mounted with SFTP in the dialog
  3. Click “save”

Expected result:
The file should download at the remote location but doesn’t.

Brave Version:
Version 1.59.124 Chromium: 118.0.5993.117 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

  • I’m running Manjaro linux with Gnome DE
  • It works fine on Firefox 119.0
  • It works fine on a local folder
  • When choosing a folder in the SFTP location as a default save location, the change isn’t saved and I get back to the default local downloads folder.

Thank you for reaching out.
Will ask the Linux team about this — however, can you please tell me where/how you installed Brave? Was this via the official instructions provided on or was this via snap or flatpak?

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I installed it using pacman -S brave-browser as mentioned in the instructions (I’m actually on Manjaro), and I’ve been updating it using pacman -Syu . I just noticed that it’s part of the unofficial packages, so should I install it in another way ?

Hey @Mattches , have you had time to ask the Linux team ?

Apologies for the late reply here.
So I have a couple questions for you here:

  1. Can you please try downloading/saving something there, then tell me how it appears in brave://downloads?
  2. Additionally can you please check the permissions granted to that directory?

The issue you’re describing seems to match the behavior of a permissions issue.



  1. Nothing at all appears on the brave://downloads tab, not even an error message saying it failed or something
  2. The directory (and subdirs) appears to have a drwxr-xr-x type of permission to it. The ls command also lists my username in both the User and Group columns.

Apologies for the late response. I’ll be filing an issue for this later today, as we cannot seem to reproduce the issue on our end.

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Here is the issue — can you also tell me whether or not you downloaded/installed the browser via official Terminal instructions or if you downloaded via snap or flatpak?

Thank you, I’ll follow that issue closely. As I said in a previous message, I downloaded Brave using pacman -S brave-browser (as mentioned in the instructions) and I’ve been updating it using pacman -Syu ever since.

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Apologies — totally missed that part of your post. Thanks again

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So apparently this sorted itself out. It’s now working on Brave version 1.60.125 Chromium: 119.0.6045.199 (Official Build) (64-bit).

I also updated my Linux kernel (to 6.6) since the initial post. I don’t know if it could have made a difference, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

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