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Brave browser not opening / crashing / stopped working [Fix]


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2. Run SFC scan

  1. Go to Start and type cmd. Now right-click on Command Prompt and run it as administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
    sfc /scannowscannow to fix possible brave not opening issues
  3. Wait until the scanning process is complete and then restart your computer.

All the apps and programs that you install on Windows 10, depend on the OS to run properly. If there are any corrupted or missing system files, you may encounter various issues when launching your apps and programs.

If Brave browser crashing on Windows 10 due to file corruption, you can fix it by using the System File Checker Tool.


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3. Re-install the Brave Browser folder

  1. Go to Start and type add or remove and select the Add/Remove Programs option to uninstall Brave
  2. Navigate to:
    %userprofile%AppDataLocal
  3. Delete the Brave folder
  4. Now, go to:
    %userprofile%AppDataRoaming
  5. Delete the Brave folder
  6. Delete all the copies of the installers to make sure all the files and folders have been removed
  7. Delete the Brave shortcut from your desktop and taskbar
  8. Reboot your machine
  9. Download the Brave installer again and reinstall the browser.

Before you use this solution, it is worth mentioning that you will lose all your Brave browser data. This solution is particularly useful if Brave browser is not loading pages, so be sure to try it.


There you go, we hope that these quick solutions helped you fix your Brave browser from not opening.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2018 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.



This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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