Problem with saving files from browser

Hi, when I am trying to save anything from browser (Brave), does not matter if it is a .pdf or .docx or anything else, output file looks like this and I cannot open it when I save it.

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I tried reinstalling and updating Brave, updating whole Garuda and search on the internet, but with no success.

Has anyone encouraged similar problem or knows what could be wrong?

EDIT:
File permissions are fine. Also, for example, when I am downloading some .docx file and I already have another .docx file in that directory, I can click on it and replace it. In this case it works.

But when I try to download it without replacing it it looks like on the picture above.

Brave: Version 1.43.88 Chromium: 105.0.5195.68 (Official Build) (64-bit)

garuda-inxi

System:
Kernel: 5.19.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=6caa828b-1fe1-438c-b753-ec4d6173e158 rw [email protected]
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=55204ea6-05d6-4401-b78d-0fc6406bcba3 loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 7590 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0T8KGX v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.5.0 date: 12/25/2019
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.2 Wh (63.1%) condition: 73.2/97.0 Wh (75.4%)
volts: 9.9 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL GPM0365 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i9-9980HK bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158)
stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3706 high: 4400 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 4162 2: 4012 3: 3458
4: 4161 5: 3672 6: 3630 7: 3193 8: 4050 9: 4400 10: 4162 11: 3593
12: 3555 13: 3347 14: 3471 15: 3245 16: 3189 bogomips: 76800
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: DP-3,eDP-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell
driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-12:4 chip-ID: 0c45:6723 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: i915
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1015x285mm (39.96x11.22")
s-diag: 1054mm (41.51")
Monitor-1: DP-3 pos: primary,right model: Samsung S24D590 built: 2013
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 gamma: 1.2 size: 521x293mm (20.51x11.54")
diag: 598mm (23.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: eDP-1 pos: primary,left model: Samsung 0xa029 built: 2019
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 3840x2160
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa
22.1.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 vendor: Rivet Networks Killer™
driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 3b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp59s0 state: up mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-4:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 4 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 278.12 GiB (29.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 42AZS6AC
temp: 34.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 921.53 GiB size: 921.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 278.12 GiB
(30.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 351 MiB size: 350.3 MiB (99.80%) used: 604 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 921.53 GiB size: 921.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 278.12
GiB (30.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 921.53 GiB size: 921.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 278.12
GiB (30.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 921.53 GiB size: 921.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 278.12
GiB (30.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.26 GiB used: 8.26 GiB (54.1%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 83.0 C pch: 41.0 C mobo: 42.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3404 fan-2: 3431
Info:
Processes: 509 Uptime: 3d 0m wakeups: 8124 Memory: 15.26 GiB used: 9.7 GiB
(63.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1991 pacman: 1974 lib: 362
snap: 17 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-02-23
Last full system update: 2022-09-01 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            anbox-container-manager.service systemd-networkd-wait-online.service

I'm not a Brave user (there are some in the forum, so they will most likely help) but the question which comes to my mind is: what is your default download directory (I guess there is a setting, or you can select it in the download pop-up)? Have you tried to check the permissions (e.g. from terminal "ls") for that directory, to see the permissions of the files there?

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I am always selecting where I want to download specific file in the pop-up. I don't have default download directory.

So check the file permissions in that directory.
Also maybe specify which version do you have and from when you installed it (e.g. at the moment I can see in the Chaotic AUR brave-bin-1.43.88, nightly-bin-1.45.21, in the AUR other versions, etc.). This will help with other Brave users here which will confirm or not.

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File permissions are fine. Also, for example, when I am downloading some .docx file and I already have another .docx file in that directory, I can click on it and replace it. In this case it works.

But when I try to download it without replacing it it looks like on the picture above.

EDIT: Also, I have this problem for a couple of days already with multiple Brave versions.

Can you change the "download" name to something else and save?

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I can but it saved my .docx file as a .zip file with these files inside

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can you explicitely add .docx to the file you're saving?

I can and then it saves it normally, but I need it to be defaultly there, both name of the file and type.

That looks like a brave problem.
See e.g

Edit: Sorry, there was a better and more recent link but I've lost it.
Anyway you can search if it is a real problem.

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That's because Word files are actually zipped archives. Open it with LibreOffice or other office of your choice.

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