Unable to update to latest version of Brave

I use windows 10 in America, and I’m stuck on version 1.36.111. I install the latest version of Brave, but it doesn’t update. Because I’m on an old version of Brave, I can no longer link to Gemini.

Also, would I have lost my rewards if I tried to claim them while my wallet was unlinked? By the way, I’m not receiving any ads, possibly because I’m unable to update my browser.

@tantwan

While your Brave Rewards wallet/account is no longer verified over a link to your Custodial Wallet Provider and exchange, Gemini . . .

Then vBAT should accumulate in your [therefore] unverified Brave Rewards wallet.

Meanwhile, BAT that accumulated in your account at Gemini, should still be there . . . but you are not assured, yet.

Cookies check

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/cookies and in the upper-right area of the window, enter into the Search field: gemini

Then, search down the cookies settings page and check to see if gemini shows under Sites that can never use cookies . If exists, then remove the gemini entry.

JavaScripts check

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/content/javascript and in the upper-right area of the window, enter into the Search field: gemini

Then, search down the javascripts settings page and check to see if gemini shows under Not allowed to use javascript. If exists, then remove the gemini entry.

UPDATING TO LATEST VERSION OF BRAVE

You might try using the Windows OS > Troubleshoot Compatibility process:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/programs-compatibility-wizard-in-windows-7

Make sure that you are not blocking the source for automatic Brave Browser Stable Release Updates:

  • updates-cdn.bravesoftware.com

Before proceeding further, Disable all Extensions that you may have installed.

Before proceeding further, using a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://flags/ . . . and write down all of the flags that you may have Enabled. After writing your list, then click on the Reset all button . . . and after doing that, close the windows, Exit / Quit Brave Browser, and Restart your computer.

Clearing DNS cache

Option A

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://net-internals/#dns and click on ‘Clear host cache’

Next, go to: brave://net-internals/#sockets and click on both of the following (in succession):

  • Close idle sockets
  • Flush socket pools

Exit / Quit Brave Browser

Exit / Quit everything else and Restart your computer.

Option B

How to flush DNS cache in Windows OS: ‘https://www.wikihow.com/Flush-DNS

How to flush DNS cache in Mac OS: In a Terminal.app window, enter at the prompt:

dscacheutil -flushcache

Exit / Quit everything else and Restart your computer.

Notes re what are:

DNS cache:

Socket pool:

With pooling, instead of closing a connection after it is used, we can keep it idle while it waits to handle another request. This saves the resources required to create a new connection.

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/security

  • DISABLE: Always use secure connections (HTTPS ONLY toggle switch)

Note, while at: brave://settings/security you might also:

  • DISABLE: Use secure DNS

Recommended in order to reduce influence by websites:

In a Brave Browser - New Window, go to: brave://settings/content

Scroll down to Additional permission . . . and set:

  • Protocol handlers: Don't allow sites to handle protocols
  • File editing: Don't allow sites to edit files or folders on your device
  • Clipboard: Don't allow sites to see text or images on your clipboard
  • Window placement: Don't allow sites use info about your screens to open and place windows

Scroll down to Content . . . and set:

  • Pop-ups and redirects: Don't allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects

Recommended, go to: brave://settings/cookies

  • Enable: Block third-party cookies
  • Disable: Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows
  • Do not use: Sites that clear cookies when you close them (better to clear those cookie sites/sources, manually: brave://settings/clearBrowserData)

MAKE BACKUPs

Back up the BraveSoftware folder that you see in the path:

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Backup Software and Tips

Some of the backup software, has the ability to schedule backups, and you might want to use that scheduling.

Include date and time in the backup filename. For example:

  • 20220629-1627_BraveSoftware_fldr_bkup.zip

  • BraveSoftware_fldr_bkup_20220629-1627.zip

I strongly recommend that backups be stored on an attached, external hard drive.

OK to also locate backups on your computer - as long as the backups are OUTSIDE of the path of the Brave Browser installation. You might create a new directory on your computer, for such storage (Windows OS example):

  • C:\Important_Backups\

Export your Bookmarks - using the Brave Browser > Bookmarks Manager.

Export Passwords to .CSV file. If you cannot figure out how to do that, then @CerealLover can probably inform you, re what to do.

Clearing cache, etc. . . .

Recommended, go to: brave://settings/clearBrowserData

For tab Advanced:

  • Set: Time range:All time
  • Enable: Browsing history
  • Enable: Download history
  • Disable/Enable: Cookies and other site data (When Enabled, Signs you out of most sites)
  • Enable: Cached images and files
  • Disable: Passwords and other sign-in data (When Enabled, DELETES PASSWORDS)
  • Disable: Autofill form data
  • Disable: Site and Shields Settings (When Enabled, DELETES Shields Settings and RESTORES default: Shields UP for site-specific Shields [Lion icon] panel)
  • Enable: Hosted app data

Click on the ‘Clear data’ button.

(The ‘Clear data’ button also saves the selections.)

Return to: brave://settings/clearBrowserData

For tab On exit:

  • Enable: Browsing history
  • Enable: Download history
  • Disable/Enable: Cookies and other site data (When Enabled, Signs you out of most sites)
  • Enable: Cached images and files
  • Disable: Passwords and other sign-in data (When Enabled, DELETES PASSWORDS)
  • Disable: Autofill form data
  • Disable: Site and Shields Settings (When Enabled, DELETES Shields Settings and RESTORES default: Shields UP for site-specific Shields [Lion icon] panel)
  • Enable: Hosted app data

Click on the ‘Save’ button.

Return to: brave://settings/clearBrowserData

For tab Basic:

  • Set: Time range:All time
  • Enable: Browsing history
  • Disable/Enable: Cookies and other site data (When Enabled, Signs you out of most sites)
  • Enable: Cached images and files

Click on the ‘Clear data’ button.

(The ‘Clear data’ button also saves the selections.)

Create a new System Restore Point

Latest Brave Browser version is 1.41.99 (July 20, 2022) - go to:

and click on that latest version number. Scroll down the page, and find the installer for your Windows OS 10 machine.

Download and run that v1.41.99 installer.

Your suggestions didn’t work. I did everything up to the DNS option A. I went to your Github link, downloaded [brave-v1.41.96-darwin-x64.zip], and it didn’t even prompt me to install anything. It just opened my outdated browser again.

Which of your suggestions are actually going to fix things? You have a lot of “recommended” suggestions like backing up my data that don’t seem like they’ll help me.

Hi

To update Brave, first make sure:

  1. You have saved your passwords
  2. You have saved your bookmarks.
  3. You have saved user data (no Brave file should be running in the background). You need to be patient to copy the whole folders content. User data is the backup of your wallet, profile, bookmarks, etc but no passwords. Yersterday I formatted my PC from scratch, then I pasted User Data Backup, and no BAT was lost from my wallet (Brave was up to date when I backed Used Data).

Then go to (This is for Windows PC) C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Update\1.3.361.131\BraveUpdateSetup.exe

Double-click on the BraveUpdateSetup.exe to update.

NOTE: If not updating, check firewall to allow braveupdate.exe or something like that.

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Didn’t work. By the way, I have Brave on my C and D drives. I wanted to save space by saving it on my D drive, but somehow it ended up on my C drives too.

I backed up my bookmarks and passwords, but not user data because it wasn’t clear where to find that folder.

Hi

THis is not a good idea to install Apps in D, especially for Brave. If you have partitions C and D, the solution is to extend drive C (by taking from D) usind an app such as MiniTool Partition Wizard.

I reinstalled Brave and I’m on the latest version now. However, now I’ve got this new problem.

Some are flagged because they will not read and do not study.

Why was I flagged for rewards?

Look over the latest replies (over the last few days) by @Saoiray, and you will have the opportunity to learn the answers to your questions about Brave Rewards.

Yet, you will be frustrated because you need to

  • read carefully
  • research the terminology used
  • study a lot

https://community.brave.com/latest