Today I rebooted my lappy and restarted Brave and some of my settings are gone. I did NOT reset to factory or any such thing. But even if I had, resetting isn’t supposed to affect saved passwords - but among other things my saved passwords are gone, or are not being read. I routinely save my passwords in a 2nd place, but a few slipped thru the cracks, including the pw for this site: I had to reset it just to login here to post about this.
MORE THINGS GONE: my Shield settings from the last 12-18 months, my sync settings, my browser history, main window size/position, and at least some of my appearance settings (it had reverted to Light Mode.)
My PWs and Shields are important and I need them back. As to the rest, I either don’t care or can recreate. But other users might face this and not have their bookmarks or passwords saved in additional places.
REMAINING: my Bookmarks, my setting to reopen current tabs on relaunch.
I don’t know if Rewards was affected, as I don’t use that stuff anyway.
I also don’t know how to recreate this. I did nothing to Brave or Losedows 8.1 that reasonably would have caused this. I checked System Restore for an update to either one that I could roll back, but no updates showed there (an update should auto-generate a Restore Point).
I did run Chrome yesterday concurrently with Brave, because Lyft’s enter-the-code-we-sent-you screen just freezes itself in Brave, but works fine in Chrome. I’ve run them concurrently before then without any problems.
Thanks for whatever any of you can tell me.