Lost all passwords and settings after auto update

Description of the issue:
All passwords and settings wiped out after update

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Set automatic updates
  2. Launch browser
  3. All passwords and user settings are wiped out like a fresh install

Expected result:
Retain settings and saved passwords if Brave is going to force auto updates. Why not a backup function before auto update so there is a chance for recovery of data?

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.33.106 Chromium: 96.0.4664.110 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Additional Information:

Can you confirm that you’re not on a separate/different profile from your main profile somehow? Additionally, are you using any extensions at this time?

I am using ublock extension, that is all. It did seem to take a couple of minutes to start up when I launched it that morning. It was updating obviously but something bad happened. When it finished it was a fresh install with all settings, passwords, etc wiped out.

My thought is If you are going to force background updates on users by removing the auto update options, then at least provide a notification to back up our data prior to install, or execute a backup automatically since these failures are possible. There are alot of posts here about lost data after updates, so it happens.