WARNING: This “solution” may discard your BAT wallet for your Brave browser, never to be recovered! Money down the rat hole! I say this not knowing where the BAT wallet is stored. (I just transferred about $100 worth of BAT to my browser’s address - which is why I’m now very conscious of this danger.)
I just, today, got Brave working again after deleting the folder at
I don’t know exactly what it was in that folder that was blocking, but deleting the whole thing gets Brave running again.
I’m now in the process of setting up Brave again – which is far more laborious than it should be because importing bookmarks from Chrome requires one to go in and drag and arrange them, one by one, onto the bookmark bar. There are other annoyances but none so daunting as the bookmark import.
The only reason I bothered to go through all this is that BAT are now supported and I wanted to start supporting demonetized creators.
In some Brave community messages the folder to be deleted is called the “settings folder” but they don’t say where it is located and one must not be mislead by 1) AppData is a hidden folder, 2) there is another ‘brave’ folder under “AppData” and 3) advice such as "clean your computer with CCleaner (which tries to trap you into paying money as it solves nothing) or 4) manually going through the registry and deleting all references to “brave”.