Contents on Brave browser: Opening Local Folders is Unsupported


The website can be useful at times. But it doesn’t work well in Brave browser.


Opening Local Folders is Unsupported

Your browser doesn’t support opening local folders.You can either open single files or open a remote repository. local folders error screenshot

Screenshot of the error gives

This support was intentionally removed by the Brave team as they deemed it to be unsafe. See


If you want to disregard the security concerns (do so at your own risk, of course) there is a simple workaround tucked away.

  1. Go to brave://flags/#file-system-access-api Copy to clipboard

  2. Set the File System Access API flag to Enabled

Relaunch the browser. should now work as expected.