Passwords Disappeared

This morning, after starting my browser (Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)](https://brave.com/latest/)), all of my passwords had disappeared.

Other than installing and rebooting the following Win 11 x64 update (2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5009566)), I did nothing out of the ordinary between yesterday evening and this morning. In fact, my computer was “sleeping”.

This morning, after logging in to two sites and saving the user names and passwords, I again found that the two new user names and passwords I had just saved were gone, again!

Brave is set to auto sign-in and to save passwords, yet they continue to disappear. Has anyone else experienced this? Before I switch to FF, advice or comments are welcome.

TIA,

Umrk