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Incorrect installation: Incorrect installation causes this error because not all system files are extracted and installed when installed incorrectly.
Antivirus software: Sometimes the antivirus software on the system marks files in the Discord folder as infected files and therefore blocks the use of the necessary files.
Uninstall and reinstall Discord
- Go to the Windows search box and type Control Panel.
- In the search results, click on “Control Panel.”
- In Control Panel, click on the Uninstall Program link below the Programs button.
- Now find Discord in the list of installed programs.
- Select Discord and click the Uninstall button.
- After uninstalling Discord, open the Run window.
- Enter %appdata% in the Run text box and click OK.
- In the new window, navigate to the Discord folder and delete it.
- Go back to the Run box, type %localappdata%, and press Enter.
- In the window, find the Discord folder and delete it.
- Go to the official Discord website and download the latest compatible version of Discord.
- Run the executable file and follow the instructions to install Discord.
Remove administrator rights from Discord
- Find the Discord executable, right-click it, and select Properties from the menu.
- Click the Compatibility tab and uncheck the “Run this program as an administrator” box.
- Click on the OK button.
- Finally, restart your computer.
Delete Discord temporary files in LocalAppData and AppData
- First, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
- Find Discord in Task Manager, select it and click Stop Task.
- Press Windows + R to open the Run window, then type %appdata% in the text box and click OK.
- In the “Roaming” folder, locate the Discord folder.
- Right-click the folder and select Delete from the context menu.
- Now open the Run window again, type %localappdata%, and click OK.
- Navigate to the Discord folder, right-click on it and select Delete from the context menu.
- Try restarting the Discord installation file and following the instructions of the installation wizard.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Quit the Discord process.
- Uninstall the previous Discord app.
- Delete the file that is still on your device.
- Install as an administrator.
- Uninstall the Windows update.
Discord or its settings may be corrupt - In this case, the Discord installation is to blame, so either reset the settings or reinstall the application. Discord is running with administrator privileges - Running Discord with administrator privileges has been known to cause this problem, so make sure you remove that option.
- Launch Discord as administrator.
- Set the Windows date and time.
- Exit Discord in the Task Manager and restart it.
- Run an SFC scan to restore any corrupted system files.
- Delete Discord application data and local application data.