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Brave browser disk full error: Quick Fix

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In today’s world, there’s an abundance of browsers to choose from, with some focussing on convenience while others focussing on privacy. Regardless of what browser you pick, however, you’re sure to get a good user experience. That said, web browsers, just like every other software, do run into occasional bugs and glitches. 

In this article, we’re talking about Brave browser’s disk full error, what causes it and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this error?

The error is mainly caused when you try to download a file with no disk space. While you may be targeting another partition or drive altogether to save your downloaded file, while you’re making the decision, the browser automatically starts downloading the file in the background, which is stored on your Windows partition, or another similar location based on the operating system you’re running. 

While this does give better downloading speed as the browser shaves off time while you decide where to save your file, as mentioned before, unless a location is decided, the browser downloads the file onto the system drive. So if your system drive doesn’t have enough space for the download, you can run into this error. 

Also read: HTML5 error loading please refresh: 5 Fixes

How to fix this?

The solution is rather simple. All you need to do is ensure you’ve got enough internal storage on whatever drive Brave uses to for these downloads. More often than not, it’s going to be the drive or partition that your operating system uses. 

You can try these two fixes. 

Free up some space on your OS partition

Since there’s no way of forcing Brave to not download the file while you’re choosing the location, you’re stuck with this workaround. That said, it’s always a good idea to keep some space (at least 50-70GB or more depending on the overall size of the partition) on your operating system partition free to give your programs and the OS itself some breathing room in case they need to carry out a caching activity that requires space. 

Clear out temporary files

Deleting temporary files can also help free up any held-up resources or files.

Step 1: Type Windows key + R from the keyboard.Step 2: In the Run window, type %temp% and select Ok, or press Enter.Step 3: Now, select all the files (Ctrl + A) and delete the files. Either right-click on the selected files to delete the data and then click on Delete or Shift + Delete.

You can also try clearing out the %appdata% folder, remove unwanted documents and old downloads to clear out the space you need. You can also use Windows Settings for the task. 

Also read: What is SquirrelTemp? Is it a virus?


Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].