Restart your System
Make sure that you reboot your computer, router, and modem. Then, you can try opening the Discord desktop app. Additionally, check the cable connections and wall connections along with the ethernet cables to verify everything is perfectly fine.
Delete Discord Content from AppData Folder
- Use the keyboard shortcut Windows+E to explore the File Explorer menu.
- Next, navigate to the file path: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Discord.
- If you can’t locate any folder named AppData, then make sure that nothing remains hidden. Just click the View tab from the top of the screen and check the box next to the option called ‘Hidden items’.
- After finding the AppData folder, locate Discord inside it and right-click on it. Choose Delete, and it should be deleted.
- In case the computer doesn’t delete the Discord folder as the content currently might be in use, then you need to go to Task Manager. And, end every process related to Discord, and you need to exit Spotify, too.
- Next, you need to bring up a Run utility with the Windows+R shortcut. Type in ‘%localappdata% and hit the OK button.
- Here, you have to select the Discord folder and make a right-click over it. Select the Delete option.
Allow Discord through Third-Party Antivirus Program
Mostly, third-party antivirus programs come with whitelisting features. Ensure that you whitelist Discord and all its files so that the antivirus software doesn’t trouble you by quarantining that particular file or files. There’s a popular culprit in antivirus software when it comes to Discord, and it is ‘discord_voice’.
Therefore, whitelist this and other files that might threaten your third-party antivirus software. The method of whitelisting any service under any antivirus software is different from one to another. So, check out the details from your antivirus manufacturer’s website and whitelist Discord files.
Disable Admin Privileges on Discord
Here’s how you can disable administrator checks from the Discord app:
- Go to the desktop shortcut of Discord or its executable file. Right-click on it and select the Properties option.
- Head towards the Compatibility tab.
- Locate the option that says, ‘Run this program as an administrator’. Uncheck the box and click the OK button.
However, you can include the admin rights to the Discord application if it lacks. The process is the same; just make sure that you need to check the box beside the ‘Run this program as an administrator’ option.
Reinstall the Discord Desktop Application
- Log in to your computer with the administrator account. Press the Windows key and look for ‘Control Panel’.
- Click on the Control Panel option from the result. Next, hit the View As option in the Control Panel and set it to Category.
- After that, you have to click the option that states, ‘Uninstall a Program’. This is available under the Programs section.
- Find the Discord program from the list and click the Uninstall option. The Uninstallation prompt will appear, and you need to confirm those changes. Click the Yes button followed by the Finish button when the on-screen guidelines prompt.
You are not done yet. You need to download and install the Discord application from the official Discord server. Go to the official support website of Discord and get the competent version of the application.
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