I’m unable to update Brave Browser (desktop). I get the following error: “An error occurred while checking for updates: The download failed. (error code 7: 0x80072F7D – system level).”
When I click on the “learn more” button, it takes me to: https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042816611-Why-isn-t-Brave-updating-automatically-on-Windows-
Since I didn’t download the application via github, and it automatically updated for some time, I tried to reboot many times, with no success. The first issue I come across is, why do I need to copy the “User Data” file and also have to copy the “Brave-Browser” file, since the “User Data” file is inside the “Brave-Browser” file already? (Also, the post fails to give instructions on restoring said files, although I am confident I know how anyway)
Then the link tells me to uninstall Brave…which leads me to my next question. When I start to do so, it asks: “Also delete your browsing data?” Obviously I don’t…or do I? Since I copied the other files, what do I do here? Will not deleting my browsing data fail to fix my updating issue?
That leads me to my primary question which has no mention in the link: Do I lose my Bookmarks or not? I know how to save the html file to import, so I think I can safely assume I can restore all bookmarks. My main problem is, the link gives woefully insufficient information…not to mention grammatical errors galore. I want to make sure all my settings, bookmarks, and extensions/add-ons are saved. As well as the proper process to restore them. None of the articles I found so far answers these questions competently.
(PS. I think this would be easier to explain, if you allowed screen captures, or had a chat support option)
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