Recover saved passwords that were wiped after forced PC shutdown

My laptop was not responding to anything, so I forced a shut down by cutting the power (no battery available). I had Brave Browser open when I did this.
When I opened Brave after rebooting, all my saved passwords were gone. The autofill on my email address f.e. did still work however.
This has never happened to me before, and I hope it will never happen again.

I am running Brave on Windows 10 Pro. This version: Version 1.30.89 Chromium: 94.0.4606.81 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I hope that anyone here can help me get my passwords back.

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Thanks for the help everyone! This really is the greatest community ever! /sarcasm

ive had the same problem as well. i dont have any solution… sorry.

are you sure it’s the forced shutdown that triggered it?

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Thanks for your reply!
Too bad you had this happen as well :confused:

I am pretty sure it was the forced shutdown. Other than that, nothing happened. I don’t think it would be triggered by Brave not responding.

@pmd,
Can you please open Brave and go to brave://crashes for the day you experienced this and send us the crash report (if automatic crash reporting is not enabled) and/or tell me the crash report ID so we can take a closer look?

It sadly does not have a crash registered for that day. So I don’t have a crash report nor ID. I also don’t have automatic crash reporting enabled.

@pmd,
It will be very hard to diagnose this if that is the case. I assume that you have re-added at least some of those passwords into the browser since then. Are those passwords saved/stored correctly when you close/re-launch the browser?

I did indeed add some passwords after the crash. It works perfectly fine.

Maybe it was an issue on my pc’s side, rather than an issue with Brave. I guess I have to reset all my now unknown passwords, and make sure to have it stored better, with backups.
Live and learn.
Thanks for taking the time to help me :slight_smile:

@pmd,
I’m very sorry about the inconvenience. For what it’s worth, you can export your saved passwords at any time (for backup or export) by going to brave://settings/passwords and clicking the “more options” button:

Thank you for the support!

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