Pinned Topsites being lost

My regular everyday visited sites (topsites) disappear even though they are “pinned” and new seldom visited sites are offered as replacements every time Brave updates.


How can this issue be reproduced?

1.Update Brave
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I am a grumpy old man set in his ways and expect my pinned most visited sites to remain pinned and not altered **
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Version 1.17.73 Chromium: 87.0.4280.67 (Official Build) (64-bit)
](https://brave.com/latest/)

This appears to be a long ongoing issue that has not been resolved at any previous request.
Surely it is not too hard to get the auto update installer to check for pinned topsites and reinstate them after the new installation is performed ?