How to Fix Discord not Opening

How to Fix Discord not Opening

/ Shayne Sherman

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.

Step 1:

Press on Ctrl key + Alt key + Delete key on your keyboard

Step 2:

A window pop up will appear, Select task manager

Step 3:

On task manager find Discord on process tab

Discord on process tab

Step 4:

Right-click on the Discord app and Select End task

End task

Step 5:

Try to open discord and see if it will run successfully

Method 2: Use the Command Prompt

Step 1:

Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Command Prompt

Step 2:

Click on Run as Administrator

Command Prompt run as administator

Step 3:

On Command Prompt, type taskkill /F /IM discord.exe and hit Enter

taskkill /F /IM discord.exe

Step 4:

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.

Step 1:

Press on Windows Key + I

Step 2:

On Windows Settings, Click on Time and Language

Time and Language

Step 3:

Click on Date & Time on the side menu

Step 4:

Make sure to turn on Set time automatically

Set time automatically

Step 5:

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.

Step 1:

Press on Windows Key + R and type %appdata% and click ok

%appdata%

Step 2:

Find Discord Folder

Step 3:

Delete Discord app data folder

Discord app data folder

Step 4:

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.