If you are an avid gamer or just someone who enjoys online communities, chances are you’ve used Discord.
- Software Conflicts: Sometimes, third-party software like antivirus programs can interfere with Discord, causing errors.
Solution 1: Delete Discord Folders in %AppData% and %LocalAppData%
Discord stores temporary data on the PC. It helps to run it, causes the error to crop up. Giving Discord a clear run at booting up, we need to delete these files. Below are the steps to be followed.
Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar. Select “Task Manager.” Then select the Discord process and click on “End Task.”
Step 2: Right Click on the windows start menu.
Step 3: Select “Run” in the contextual menu.
Step 4: In the run window, enter “%appdata%” and click “Run.”
Step 5: Locate the folder which is named as “Discord.” Now right-click on the folder and click “Delete” the contextual list.
Step 6: Return to start menu and load “Run” again.
Step 7: Enter “%localappdata%” and click “Run.”
Step 8: Again, search for the “Discord” folder and delete it.
Step 9: Relaunch the discord setup file. Now you can follow the steps provided by the installation wizard.
Solution 2: Whitelist Discord Installation Files in Antivirus Software
The file which is termed as dangerous by antivirus software is the “discord voice.” To bypass an overarching antivirus, we have to Whiteline the files it is picking up and quarantine. There are different software. But we are using the Avast antivirus.
Step 1: Open Avast and select the “Open Avast user Interface” from the list.
Step 2: Click on the “Protection” option.
Step 3: Now click on “Virus Chest.” All the quarantined files are shown here.
Step 4: Locate any files associated with Discord.
Step 5: Click on the three dots which are hovering over the file. Select the “Restore and add Exception” from the list.
Step 6: Try doing this for each file.
Step 7: Again Restart the Discord installation process.
We need to add the folder containing Discord setup executable so that we don’t face any future issues. Follow the below steps.
Step 1: Open Avast and go to the menu then, select “Settings” from the dropdown list.
Step 2: Now, click on the “General” section.
Step 3: Now, you can find “Exceptions” from the general options.
Step 4: Now click on “Add Exception.” Locate the folder containing the Discord Installer.
Step 5: Now click on “Add Exception.”
Step 6: You are ready to launch the Discord setup executable.
Solution 3: Uninstall and Re-Install the Discord
The following steps will help you to do this.
Step 1: Right-click on the Windows Start menu. Select “Search” from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Now type “Control Panel.” Click on the first result of the same name in the result.
Step 3: Click on “Uninstall a Program,” which is located below the “Programs” icon.
Step 4: Find the Discord among all the listed programs. Click on the file and click the “Uninstall” button.
Step 5: Right-click on the start menu. Select “Run.”
Step 6: Type “%appdata%“. Now click “Run.”
Step 7: Now find the Discord folder and delete it.
Step 8: Again, open the “Run” option. Search for “%localappdata%” and delete the Discord folder.
Step 9: Visit the Discord website and download the latest version of the app.
Step 10: Double click on the downloaded file. Now follow the footsteps of the installation wizard.
- Ensure that Discord is installed correctly. If unsure, uninstall and then reinstall the application to rule out any issues with corrupted files.
Check User Permissions
- Run Discord as an administrator to eliminate any permission-related issues.
Disable Interfering Software
- Accumulated cache files can cause issues. Clear Discord’s cache regularly to avoid this.
Check Discord’s Status
- Sometimes the issue is not on your end. Check Discord’s own status page to see if they are experiencing issues.
- Discord Update Failed
- Discord Overlay Not Working Error
- Discord Screen Share Audio Not Working
- Discord Won’t Open
- Discord Mic Not Working