Desktop user, web user, or Discord mobile user is one of the best communication platforms for all of you, be it for playing games, making dedicated channels and servers, sharing ideas, live streaming, joining communities, having voice and video calls, etc.
Besides all of its benefits, Discord is sometimes erroneous like any other app.
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- Corrupted files during Discord installation process
- Resistance from third-party software such as your system’s antivirus
Most of the users can get rid of the discord error by reinstalling the application from scratch; meanwhile, Discord always remains accessible via web and mobile applications.
There are four simple steps to resolve error discord.
- Deleting the Configuration files from Discord’s AppData folder.
- Running Discord with Administrative access rights.
- Reinstallation of the application after completely removing it from the system.
- Checking for Antivirus blockage, if any.
Let’s discuss above mentioned steps one by one.
Deleting/Removing Corrupt Configuration Files
Like any other application, Discord files stores and uses user data for better performance. The data includes configuration settings, app usage logs, generated cache, etc.
Sometimes the data generated gets corrupted, and hence it causes the app to produce the fatal error and stop working on the Desktop. In such a case, you need to remove the existing corrupted discord files and then regenerate them.
Let’s do this step by step, follow along.
- Open Run dialog by pressing Windows + R. In the search box, type %appdata% and click Ok.
You are in your system’s AppData folder. Set the Discord folder location here and delete it by right-clicking the folder and selecting the Delete option. Before deletion, make sure that Discord is not running even in the background (check it from Window’s Task Manager and look for Discord.exe. If it’s there, end the task)
- Go to the Desktop.
- Right-click on Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
Running Discord with Administrative Privileges
The error can sometimes be produced due to user privileges issues. Try running Discord with Administrator privileges. Follow the following installation process steps to give Discord admin privileges.
- Go to the C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Discord location. You need the replace the Username in this path with your own username.
- Open the folder with the latest version number. In this case, it’s app-0.0.309
- Right-click on the Discord App (Discord executable) file and click on Properties.
- Navigate to the Compatibility Tab for compatible version; under the Settings section, check the Run the program as administrator option.
- Click on Apply and then Ok, to save changes.
Click on Apply and then Ok, to save changes.
- Open Control Panel, and go to the Apps section.
- Find Discord and click on Uninstall
- Let the uninstallation to get completed.
- You can now fresh install it from here.
- Before proceeding with installation, make sure there are no existing data files of Discord in the AppData folder. If they are there, first remove them and then install the app.
- Follow the installation steps as directed.
Check the Antivirus Blockage
If you have observed, the Discord AppData folder contains an update.exe file. This file ensures that you are running the latest version of Discord prior to every execution of the application.
Sometimes when you install a third-party antivirus in your system, it creates problems in the data files of those newly installed updates and as a result the files can get corrupted or blocked.
To cope up with this, check your respective antivirus settings. If you see Discord official there, please add it to allowed list, so that the Discord application can run smoothly on your Desktop.
We briefly went through the causes of the error, and then the possible solutions to resolve the error have been demonstrated.