Edit: The first answer answers a totally different question. I’ve reformatted the question to avoid this confusion.
Question I’d like answered:
Where are session store files stored?
Yes I did search the internet and my own PC for this location.
Questions I already have the answer to:
How to configure automatic session restore?
How to manually restore a session from backup?
The rigid standard set of questions makes sense for the issue that makes manual session restore necessary. So I’ll answer these questions for that issue. Even though this issue has been described elsewhere.
Description of the issue:
Brave dumps my session and starts a new one. Therefore the automatic session restore doesn’t work.
I know how to restore the session backup manually, but I don’t know where the session store files are located on disk.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Exit Brave or Windows crashes, I’m not sure.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
My session is dumped and therefore Braved doesn’t work as configured.
My session is stored and the feature works as configured.
Reproduces how often:
Extremely rare, maybe only once a year.
I already have Brave configured to automatically restore the previous session. This question exists precisely because this feature is unreliable. Sometimes Brave decides to dump my session and start a now one. In which case manual restore is the only way to continue the old session.
This unreliability is the reason I cannot recommend Brave to anyone else or use it as my primary browser. I use Chrome and Firefox. Which is why I haven’t started Brave in weeks. I’ll only start it after I’ve restored the old session because otherwise it’ll probably override the backup file, in which case the data is lost permanently.