Discord is a great app for texting, video chatting, and making voice calls. The platform has millions of users from different communities all over the world. Users can join groups and channels and meet with like-minded people and discuss common topics that everyone is interested in.
The app is particularly popular in the gaming community, and gamers install the app on their gaming computer and keep in touch with the entire community. However, installing the app is relatively easier than uninstalling it. There are many who report that they cannot uninstall Discord on their computers. In this article, we will illustrate all the different ways to uninstall Discord.
Different Ways To Uninstall Discord –
1. Uninstall Discord from The Control Panel
The easiest way to uninstall Discord on your computer is from the Control Panel.
Step 1: Open Control Panel from the Start menu. You can press the Windows key and type Control Panel and press Enter.
Otherwise, you can press Windows + R keys and type “Control” in the Run dialog box and press Enter.
Step 2: Once Control Panel opens, click on Programs and Features option.
Step 3: On the next screen, search for Discord and click on it. From the top bar, click on Uninstall option.
Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the program easily.
However, there are times when this way may not work. Even though you may get a message that the app is uninstalled successfully, it may still remain in the system.
2. Delete Discord Cache
Even though Discord may have been uninstalled successfully, you must delete the app’s cache for complete uninstallation in the true sense.
Step 1: Press Windows key and type %appdata% and press Enter key. This will open AppData> Roaming folder.
Step 2: Locate Discord folder and right-click on it. From the drop-down menu, click on Delete option.
Step 3: Again, press Windows key and this time, type %localappdata% and press Enter key. This will open AppData> Local folder.
Step 4: Locate Discord folder and right-click on it. From the drop-down menu, click on Delete option.
Step 5: Now, restart your computer and you can go and check the folders again to see if Discord folder is there or not.
3. Delete Discord from Windows Registry
After deleting Discord cache, you need to delete all Discord keys from Windows Registry Editor.
Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together and in the Run dialog box, type “regedit” and press Enter key. This will open Registry Editor.
Step 2: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software> Discord.
Step 3: Right-click on Discord folder and click on Delete option.
Step 4: Restart your computer.
These are all the steps so far that you need to take to uninstall Discord completely. However, if you still cannot delete Discord by these steps, take the following ways.
4. Delete Using An Third-Party Uninstaller
If you could not delete Discord naturally by the steps we have mentioned, then there could be as issue with Control Panel based uninstaller. Therefore, we recommend you to install a third-party uninstaller software so that you can uninstall Discord through it.
Some of the popular third-party uninstallers are Wise Program Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, and Advanced Uninstaller just to name a few. Such an uninstaller will uninstall Discord as well as delete cache and keys from Registry.
5. Scan Your Computer with Antivirus
It is quite common for a computer to malfunction where there are viruses and malware. Malware prevents the computers from uninstalling any program including itself. Moreover, malware itself installs certain malicious tools and programs, and it prevents the unusual uninstaller from uninstalling them easily. This could be a reason why you are unable to uninstall Discord.
That is why you need to run a scan on your computer using an antivirus so that it can detect malware and viruses and you can delete them instantly. Run a full and thorough scan because some malware and virus may not get detected on a quick scan.
6. Run System File Checker Scan
There are times when the system files can get corrupted for various reasons. These corrupted system files lead to the malfunctioning of various other programs and applications. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with an inbuilt tool called System File Checker to find corrupted files and resolve them.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and type “Command Prompt” and press Enter key.
Step 2: In the command prompt, type “sfc /scannow” without quotes and press Enter key.
This will activate System File Checker and the tool will start scanning the system files for any issue.
7. Use Microsoft’s Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
Microsoft is aware of the fact that many Windows users face issues with the regular Uninstaller from the Control Panel. That is why Microsoft has come up with an external tool called Program Install and Uninstall tool. You can download the tool from Microsoft’s official website.
After downloading, install and run the program. Follow the on-screen instructions to repair all the issues in your computer so that you can install or uninstall programs. From the list, select Discord so that it can exclusively fix the issues for which you cannot uninstall it.
Uninstalling Discord is slightly tricky as you have to remove its cache and registry keys after uninstalling it. If you cannot uninstall it with the regular uninstaller from Control Panel, you have various options to try out. These include using an external uninstaller, running antivirus or SFC scan and lastly, using Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter. We are sure that any of these methods will uninstall Discord completely.