Description of the issue:
Hi, I have reinstalled my Windows on a new drive (same computer) and am in the process of moving my Brave profiles from old system to the new one. I have tried to simply move the folder with the profiles to the new drive, exporting/importing PreferenceMACs registry key. It did not work, most of the data was missing, like some of the extensions, settings etc. - so I decided to give Sync a try.
Unfortunately, Sync proved only partially successful. Despite setting my chains to sync everything, only Bookmarks, browser settings and passwords seem to have transferred flawlessly.
The biggest issue for me is that some of the extensions and extension setting did not transfer. I have checked brave://sync-internals/ of my main, critical profile on both old and new installation, and the “Type Info” table in “About” tab looks almost identical (see att).
However after inspecting “Sync Node Browser” tab I can see that everything under “Extension settings” is listed as ”encrypted” on the new installation, and some of the entries in “Extensions” are listed as ”encrypted” as well (see att).
On old installation none of the entries are listed as “encrypted”. This is the case across all of the profiles.
I am quite desperate, because there is a lot of data at stake I cannot simply export manually from these extensions. Any help will be much appreciated.
Second minor issue: Opened tabs did not sync automatically, but I’ve found them in History->Tabs from other devices – I assume this is working as expected? Not a big deal in this case, as I’m just transferring one time, but in the future I might start using Sync on multiple devices for actual everyday syncing, so automatic updating of the windows would be great.
Brave Version: 1.32.115 Chromium: 96.0.4664.93 (Official Build) (64-bit) - both installations
Type of devices currently running on the Sync chain in question: The same PC with 2 Windows installations.