On a regular day, you decided to play games with your friends. You fire up Discord and nothing happens. You tried clicking the executable file but still, it won’t run. Discord won’t open.
Now you are frustrated because you cannot communicate with your friends while playing. But don’t worry, we are here to help you.
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In this article we listed different methods on how to troubleshoot the Discord App when it won’t open.
Let’s start right away to get you back to gaming!
Method 1: Use the Task Manager
The first thing to do if discord won’t open is to end its process on the task manager and try opening it again.
Press on Ctrl key + Alt key + Delete key on your keyboard
A window pop up will appear, Select task manager
On task manager find Discord on process tab
Right-click on the Discord app and Select End task
Try to open discord and see if it will run successfully
Method 2: Use the Command Prompt
Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Command Prompt
Click on Run as Administrator
On Command Prompt, type taskkill /F /IM discord.exe and hit Enter
Try to open discord and see if it will run
Method 3: Set Data/Time to Auto
This method may be a little weird, why would date and time cause discord not to run? But, a large number of users have reported that changing the date/time settings to auto fixed their Discord problems.
Press on Windows Key + I
On Windows Settings, Click on Time and Language
Click on Date & Time on the side menu
Make sure to turn on Set time automatically
Restart your computer and try opening discord and see if it will open
Method 4: Delete Discord Application Data
It is possible that you might have changed some of the settings on discord that causes it not to run. Deleting app data of discord can possibly resolve the issue.
Press on Windows Key + R and type %appdata% and click ok
Find Discord Folder
Delete Discord app data folder
Restart your computer and try to open discord
If you’re Discord Application still won’t run after doing the methods above try using the web app for the mean time. You could also try to reinstall discord and see if that would fix the problem.
Discord might release an update in the future to address this issue just hang in there and use the browser version of discord.