After a long day of playing your favorite game, it\’s common to be met with dreadful errors like these when you try and log in. This error can range from being mildly annoying to downright game-breaking, depending on how you\’re using Discord.
These are the major culprits that play a significant role in the occurrence of this error on your Discord Desktop App.
- Faulty Discord App installation.
- Corrupted Discord configuration files.
- Overactive antivirus software that is blocking Discord servers from loading peacefully.
- Other third-party applications causing issues with the Discord App hassle-free operation.
Delete & Restore the Discord AppData Folder
The Discord AppData folder contains the files that are important for the operation of the Discord Desktop App freely. These files contain information like configuration settings, usage logs, cached thumbnails, and other data that is required for the quick loading of the app when you relaunch it the next time.
- First, open the Windows File Explorer on your Windows PC.
- Next, in the address bar located at the top of your screen, type in the following command i.e., %appdata%, and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
- After that, you will land on the screen with the AppData folder for your Windows user account.
- Now, keep scrolling until you find the folder named Discord. Then right-click on it, followed by clicking on the Delete option from the context menu. (Note: Ensure that Discord isn’t running by going to the Task Manager, before you proceed with this step.)
- Next, navigate to Recycle Bin on your desktop. Double-click on it, to open it. Here, you will find the deleted folder. Right-click on it and then click on the Delete option from the dropdown list. This will result in the permanent deletion of the folder from your system.
- After that, open the Discord Desktop App once again.
- Now, you will be prompted to enter your credentials in order to sign in again to the Discord App.
- Next, as soon as you log in to the app, Discord will automatically regenerate a new set of configuration files.
First Uninstall and Then Reinstall the Discord Desktop App
This is one of the simplest and quickest methods to get rid of not only this but all of the Discord-related errors. However, this technique doesn\’t work all the time. It depends on your luck as well. Here\’s how to do it:
- First, launch the PC Settings by searching for it in the search bar located at the bottom of the screen.
- Next, click on the option labeled Apps from the complete list of available options in front of you.
- After that, navigate to the Apps & Features section from the left-pane window.
- Now, keep scrolling until you find the option named Discord. Click on it.
- Next, click on the Uninstall button appearing just below the Discord App logo.
- After that, wait for some time until the uninstallation process is finished completely without any issue.
- Now, as soon as it will be finished, you will be notified by a message.
- Next, open a web browser of your own choice on your PC.
- After that, go to the Discord official website and download the Discord Desktop App\’s latest version from there.
- Now, once the download process is complete, go on and install it by double-clicking on the .exe file and then following the on-screen instructions carefully.
Finally, check to see if the error is resolved now or still persists.
Launch Discord Desktop App as an Administrator
- First, open the Windows File Explorer on your PC.
- Next, inside the address bar type C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Discord. But, make sure to change the username with your profile folder.
- After that, open the folder with the highest number. For example, open the folder named app-0.0.3.308.
- Now, inside the folder, right-click on the Discord.exe file followed by clicking on the option labeled Properties.
- Next, a window will prompt on your screen. Click on the Compatibility tab inside this window.
- After that, under the Settings section, check the box on the left side of the option Run this program as an administrator.
- Finally, click on the OK button. Now you will be able to run the Discord Desktop App as an Administrator and most probably this might also fix the error which you are trying to solve for so long.
Make Sure Antivirus Software Is Not Blocking Discord Desktop App
Put it inside the section of trustworthy apps, so that your third-party antivirus must feel friendly with it. Once you\’ve done that, restart Discord and see if the error persists. If it does, you may need to uninstall and then reinstall the Discord app or reboot your PC immediately.
First, make sure you\’re using the latest version of Discord. If you\’re not, update and see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn\’t, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Discord. However, if all else fails, contact Discord support and they\’ll be able to help you troubleshoot the issue.
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