- Your Discord configuration files and cached data might be corrupt.
- Your antivirus software may be blocking the application from running some of its features or services.
- Another app running in the background may be hindering Discord from running normally.
We conducted a survey on our official Facebook page, asking the readers of this guide, which step finally fixed the issue for them. Most of them suggested that a reinstallation was enough to put things back on track. Merely reinstall the app might not be the fix you are looking for if there’s a background application causing Discord to crash.
In order to run without hiccups and to display what matters the most to you on the screen, Discord stores information in temporary files and accesses them whenever you load into different portions of the app.
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Therefore, we suggest that you clear the temporary files from your system and relaunch the Discord app to make a fresh copy of such temporary files. To delete Discord’s temporary files and force the application to make new copies of those, follow these steps:
- Close all instances of Discord from Task Manager. Keep in mind that your app should not be running in the background while deleting the temporary files. In fact, the system won’t let you delete temporary files associated with an app if it’s running in the background.
- Press and hold the ‘Window+R’ button on your keyboard to initialize ‘Run’ app.
- Paste the following line into the text field.
- Click on ‘OK’ and a directory will appear.
- In this directory, locate the folder, where Discord’s temporary files are stored. Push the folder to Recycle Bin then delete it permanently.
- Relaunch the ‘Run’ app and paste the following line into the text bar.
- Locate the folder for Discord and delete it permanently.
Antivirus programs do one more thing better apart from protecting your PC from viruses. They are pretty good at blocking installations towards the end when you are right about getting excited about running that new app. We highly recommended that you disable Windows Defender as well as any other 3rd party antivirus application before reinstalling Discord. Don’t you worry about your PC being attacked! Discord is a trusted application and won’t do any bad.
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How to Disable Antivirus?
It depends on the application you have installed but the basic steps are always the same.
Your antivirus software keeps running in the background. You should be able to find its icon in the taskbar (lower right corner). Launch the antivirus software and access its protection settings. Disable real-time protection then proceed with Discord’s installation.
When you disable Windows Defender, make sure everything under ‘Virus and threat protection’ heading is disabled. There are a total of 4 options there. See image for reference.
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