"Stored Usage Statistics" in 20.0 (Build 2327) corrupts my Brave profiles

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"Stored Usage Statistics" in 20.0 (Build 2327) corrupts my Brave profiles

Post by stardust » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:15 am

I updated to R-Wipe & Clean 20.0 (Build 2327) on my Win10 Pro 21H1 machine recently.

Every time I run R-Wipe & Clean for Brave, it corrupts my Brave profiles. I have five profiles, and all of them have been corrupted in this way. What happens is that I start Brave after cleaning, and Brave says "Profile error occurred ... Your preferences file is corrupt or invalid. ... Brave is unable to recover your settings."

I know it is R-Wipe & Clean because if I restore my profiles from a backup, everything is fine until I run R-Wipe & Clean again. Then, immediately, the corruption occurs again.

I have traced this problem to the "Stored Usage Statistics" item. If I DE-select that item, I can run R-Wipe & Clean without corrupting my Brave profiles. If I re-enable "Stored Usage Statistics" and then clean, Brave reports profile corruption immediately. The correlation is clear.
 
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Re: "Stored Usage Statistics" in 20.0 (Build 2327) corrupts my Brave profiles

Post by Alt » Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:18 pm

Thank you for reporting. I've passed the information to our developers.

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Re: "Stored Usage Statistics" in 20.0 (Build 2327) corrupts my Brave profiles

Post by Alt » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:36 pm

This build R-Wipe&Clean 20.0.2328 has this bug fixed.


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