How to Fix BetterDiscord Crash?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Fix BetterDiscord Crash?

Is BetterDiscord crashing on your computer, and you don’t know how to fix it?

The error reads, “BetterDiscord seems to have crashed your Discord client. BetterDiscord has automatically disabled itself temporarily. Try removing all your plugins, then restarting Discord.”

It’s not something anyone wants to see, but here it is. This crash usually appears because of a buggy plugin.

That’s because BetterDiscord isn’t compatible with that specific plugin, so it’s crashing.

How can you fix BetterDiscord crashing?

To fix this BetterDiscord error, you need to go to the BetterDiscord folder and delete the problematic plugins there.

Follow the steps below to fix the BetterDiscord crash:

  1. Go to the BetterDiscord folder in “%appdata%”
  2. Open the “Plugins” folder and delete all plugins
  3. Download the BetterDiscord installer
  4. Repair BetterDiscord

This guide will teach you how to fix the BetterDiscord crash.

Keep reading to find out more!

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How to Fix BetterDiscord Crash?

How Can You Fix BetterDiscord Crashing?

How Can You Fix BetterDiscord Crashing?
How Can You Fix BetterDiscord Crashing?

This is the error, and many people are having trouble with it. There aren’t too many solutions for it, though.

To fix this BetterDiscord error, you need to go to the BetterDiscord folder and delete the problematic plugins there.

However, there’s no way of knowing which plugin is causing the issue, so deleting only a few might not solve the problem.

You should delete all the installed plugins to make sure you get it right from the start.

Alternatively, you could try deleting one at a time and narrowing down the root cause of the problem if you have an idea about the problematic plugin.

Moreover, try not to update plugins on Discord because the new updates may lead to BetterDiscord crashing.

Wait until the plugin creators release patches for the BetterDiscord crash.

Follow the steps below to fix the BetterDiscord crash:

  • Go to the BetterDiscord folder in “%appdata%”

The BetterDiscord plugins aren’t located in your Program Files folder. Not even the Discord folder is there.

Instead, you’ll find the BetterDiscord folder in the %appdata% folder.

Use the Windows search bar to look for “%appdata%” and open it.

Go to the BetterDiscord folder in “%appdata%”
Go to the BetterDiscord folder in “%appdata%”

The location path is – Local Disk C – Users – (your username) – AppData – Roaming – BetterDiscord.

This is where BetterDiscord will install on all computers, regardless of your operating system or specifications.

Once you find the folder, double-click to open it.

  • Open the “Plugins” folder and delete all plugins.

Once you open the “BetterDiscord” folder in the “Roaming” folder, you’ll see three folders – Data, Plugins, and Themes.

Open the “Plugins” folder and delete all plugins
Open the “Plugins” folder and delete all plugins.

Double-click on it to open it. Then, delete all the plugins inside. We haven’t installed any BetterDiscord plugins in our case, so there’s nothing to delete.

But if BetterDiscord crashes on your computer, it means you’ve previously installed some plugins.

Usually, your most recently installed plugins are causing this issue.

So, try deleting those plugins first before you do anything else.

If you don’t know which plugins are at fault, delete all of them. Delete everything in the Plugins folder.

Just a heads-up – in many cases, Library-type plugins are causing BetterDiscord to crash.

So, if you installed library plugins recently, delete those first.

  • Download the BetterDiscord installer

After you delete all the plugins, you’ll need to download the BetterDiscord installer again.

The installer has a “Repair” function that you need to use. Go to https://betterdiscord.app/ and download BetterDiscord first.

Download the BetterDiscord installer
Download the BetterDiscord installer

Click on “Download,” and the process will start. It should finish in seconds, depending on your internet speed.

Then, you’ll need to open the BetterDiscord Installer.

  • Repair BetterDiscord
Repair BetterDiscord
Repair BetterDiscord

After the download finishes, double-click on BetterDiscord and select “Repair BetterDiscord” from the menu.

Then, a new menu will appear, requiring you to select which version of Discord to repair.

Repair BetterDiscord
Repair BetterDiscord

Select the first option named “Discord.” And then click on “Repair” at the bottom.

This will start the repair process, which should take 1-2 seconds.

After the repair, the installer will tell you that you need to reinstall BetterDiscord for the changes to take effect.

Reinstall BetterDiscord
Reinstall BetterDiscord

Click on “Yes” to reinstall BetterDiscord. The process will take 1-2 seconds to finish instantly.

Then, the final notification will tell you to relaunch Discord to finish the repair procedure.

To close Discord completely, do it through the Task Manager.

Pres CTRL+Alt+Delete on your keyboard and then select Task Manager.

In the Task Manager, go to the Processes tab and look for Discord. Then, right-click on it and select “End Task.”

Task Manager
Task Manager

This will close Discord completely, and then you’re free to reopen it to finish the BetterDiscord repair.

When you reopen Discord, you may receive a notification about updating a plugin.

Since you deleted the old plugins, you also deleted the updates you’d installed in the past.

So, now Discord will try to install those updates again.

Don’t install them. Most likely, those updates caused BetterDiscord to crash.

Instead, it would help if you waited for a patch to come out that prevents the crash from happening.

Conclusion

Over 10 million people have downloaded BetterDiscord, so it’s a very popular add-on for Discord.

However, it’s not fully compatible with some of Discord’s plugins.

After all, BetterDiscord isn’t made by Discord. It’s not an official plugin but rather a third-party app.

Discord won’t make too many efforts to create compatibility patches between its app and BetterDiscord.

To fix the BetterDiscord crash, you need to delete all installed plugins. 

Go to AppData – Roaming – BetterDiscord – Plugins and delete all the plugins there.

Then, download the BetterDiscord installer and select the “Repair” function.

Proceed with the steps and finally, reopen Discord.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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