Why Appdata folder?


Hi everyone,

Just a question: Why does the browser install in the appdata folder, not in the program files folder?

If you have a lot of users on the PC, it takes 600MB on each session … And a standard user can install it without any rights …

that’s not really a good idea…


Hi @eglyn,

It maybe because Brave use Squirrel for installation and update for Windows version. Other app like Slack also installed to AppData, IIRC.

However, I think it’ll changed with brave-core, Brave v1.0 coming later this year.

Thank you,


Ok thank you for your answer :slight_smile: