New sync chain gets created whenever I open brave
Description of the issue:
I’ve been trying to sync my brave profiles on my Linux machine with my Windows machine, but I found that this was not working.
I copy the sync code from Linux, open the newly installed Brave on windows, turn on sync and select “I already have a sync code”, but the windows pc just appears on its own in the sync chain and nothing gets synced from my Linux Brave.
I opened my Linux machine again to check what was going on and I noticed that every time I close and reopen my browser and check Sync again, the sync words change every time.
Also, when I toggle “Sync Everything” On, it doesn’t automatically toggle all sync data on and I have to do it manually. (This happens to two of the 4 profiles I have with brave. The other two automatically toggles all sync data when you click “Sync Everything”).
And once I exit and reopen Brave, all the sync data I’ve toggled on previously will be toggled off again, and the sync words will be different.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):
- Open Brave
- Go to Sync, check sync code and and toggle on all sync data. Notice that toggling “Sync Everything” On does not automatically toggle on all sync data (only happens with 2/4 of my profiles).
- Exit back to settings and Close brave
- Reopen Brave and Sync and notice that the sync words have changed and all the Sync Data options are toggled off again.
Reproduces how often:
Reproduces all the time with two of my profiles
Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
Version 1.21.77 Chromium: 89.0.4389.90 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Type of devices currently running on the Sync chain in question:
I’ve been trying to sync my Linux brave with my windows brave and macos brave, but each machine always ends up on its own sync chain
If I can’t get sync to work easily, how can I backup my Linux bookmarks, passwords, history, extensions, and rewards manually?
And can they be imported into other operating systems?
Apparently sync works fine with my two other profiles that don’t have the “Sync Everything” bug and they don’t change their sync words when I close them. Still need my two other profiles though.
reinstall didnt work. kept the .config/BraveBrowser folder to reopen my profiles. same thing, the sync codes keep changing when brave is closed.
will I be able to use the config files for brave windows at least? So i can transfer all my bookmarks and stuff