Exact same issue on Windows 7 x64 desktop computer; all 3 pinned tabs are gone when I restart Brave but the 20+ “normal” tabs come up just fine. I was hoping the latest Brave update would fix the issue but no such luck:
Update Channel: Release
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
OS Release: 6.1.7601
OS Architecture: x64
Interestingly, the exact same installation on my Windows 7 x64 laptop behaves correctly; all the above information from “About” is exactly the same.
In the spirit of I Don’t Believe in Coincidences: there are no icons on the dashboard of my desktop. After the latest upgrade, the first time Brave started all the default dashboard icons (Facebook, Youtube, etc.) appeared briefly (because I had a new tab showing when I closed the browser) but then they just fled the page. Now, whenever I open a new tab, just the picture is shown; the icons never appear. This was also a problem before the last update so the 2 may be connected. Again, Brave on the laptop does not exhibit this behavior; my custom icons show up correctly. Weird.