How to Uninstall Discord Completely from a Windows PC

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How to Uninstall Discord Completely from a Windows PC

Do you want to uninstall Discord completely from your computer? This implies deleting all residual data related to Discord.

You can do that in a few simple steps.

Discord might get an error on your next install if you don’t do that.

This article will teach you how to uninstall Discord completely!

It would help if you used the Task Manager and Control Panel and browsed through some computer files to do it.

Do these to uninstall and delete Discord:

  1. Close Discord from the Hidden Icons menu or the Task Manager
  2. Open Control Panel and Uninstall Discord
  3. Delete leftover files from %localappdata%
  4. Delete leftover Discord files from %appdata%
  5. Read below to find out more!
How to Uninstall Discord Completely from a Windows PC

How to Uninstall Discord Completely from Your Computer?

To uninstall Discord completely, follow the steps below:

To uninstall Discord completely, follow the steps below:

  • Close it from the Hidden Icons menu or the Task Manager

If you’ve recently opened Discord, it’s still in the background.

If you haven’t, then skip this step.

Before you uninstall it, it’s better to close all instances of Discord from your computer.

Either use the Task Manager or the Hidden Icons menu to do this.

Windows Task Manager

It’s in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Click on it to open the hidden icons menu.

Once you’re there, you’ll see the Discord icon among your other hidden apps.

Quit Discord
Quit Discord

Right-click on it and select Quit Discord.

Or you can use Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting Task Manager from the list.

Quit Discord in Task Manager
Quit Discord in Task Manager

Close down all instances of Discord from the list by right-clicking and clicking on End Task.

  • Open Control Panel and Uninstall Discord

The easiest way to uninstall Discord is through the Control Panel.

Opening the Control Panel is simple if you’re on Windows 10.

Click on your Windows icon (bottom-left corner) and select the cogwheel icon.

Windows Cogwheel Icon
Windows Cogwheel Icon

Once you click the Cogwheel icon, you’ll open the Control Panel (Settings in Windows 10).

Look for the Apps menu and click on it when you’re there.

Windows Apps
Windows Apps

That’s where you’ll find your apps list. Find Discord using the search bar, right-click on it, and click Uninstall.

Uninstalling Discord from Windows
Uninstalling Discord from Windows

Then, go through the uninstallation process.

You might think you’re done, but you’re not. There’s still a step left.

  • Delete leftover files from %localappdata%

Windows retains some files from uninstalled apps that you need to delete manually.

They’re kept in the %localappdata% Discord folder on your computer.

To get there, use your Windows search box to search for it.

%localappdata% Discord folder
%localappdata% Discord folder

Once you get to %localappdata%, look for the Discord folder.

Right-click on it and click on Delete.

Deleting Discord folder on Windows
Deleting the Discord folder on Windows

That’s not all, though. You still have one more step before deleting Discord completely.

  • Delete leftover Discord files from %appdata%

Do the same as before. Search for %appdata% in the Windows search bar.

When you get there, look for the Discord folder, right-click on it, and click Delete.

Deleting Discord
Deleting Discord

Now you’ve finished deleting Discord completely from your computer.

Conclusion

Regardless of why you want to uninstall Discord, it’s good to delete all leftover files from your computer.

This way, you’ll prevent any errors when you install it next.

To uninstall Discord completely, go to Control Panel – Uninstall Discord.

Then, go to %localappdata% and %appdata%, and delete both Discord folders in both locations.

That’s all! Uninstalling Discord is this simple.

This is how you delete Discord from Windows.

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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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