How to Completely Uninstall Discord from a Windows PC

By | December 20, 2021

If you are a Windows user, you may have installed and uninstalled several programs. The process for uninstalling the program is very easy. Just launch Control Panel, select the program and click Uninstall. But some programs leave some residual files on the computer after uninstall. Discord is that kind of app. Therefore, Discord requires a few more steps after the uninstall process from the Control Panel is complete so that you can completely remove it from your system. In this article, I will explain how to completely remove Discord from your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

Uninstalling Discord does not delete all of its files from the computer. According to some users, when they try to delete the files, they get the message The files are still open somewhere. If you are having the same problem, then this article can help you.

Why can’t I remove Discord from my computer?

You cannot remove Discord from your computer until you disable or stop it from the Task Manager. This is because Discord is running in the background. Therefore, first of all, you should terminate the Discord process from the Task Manager and then delete it. Read this article further if you want to completely remove Discord from your system.

How to Completely Uninstall Discord from a Windows PC

The following steps will guide you on how to completely uninstall Discord from your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Now, let’s see how to do it. I will divide it into four stages from stopping the process, uninstalling Discord, deleting the Discord folder and deleting the Discord keyreg.

1. Stop Discord Process from Task Manager

As explained earlier, the Discord application runs in the background. Therefore, before uninstalling it from the Control Panel, you must terminate or terminate the process. Follow the steps below.

  • First, click on the tray icon and then right click on icon Discord and select Quit Discord.
  • Now, open Task Manager by pressing the button Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  • In the Task Manager, check if the Discord process is running in the background or not. If you find the Discord process in the Task Manager, right click to him and choose End task. If there is more than one process, stop them all one by one.

2. Uninstall Discord from Control Panel

After stopping the process, it is time to uninstall Discord.

  • For that, open Control Panel by pressing the button Win + R, then type control and press Enter.
  • In the Control Panel window, click Uninstall a program under section Programs.
  • On the next page, find Discord, then click/right click to him and choose Uninstall.

3. Delete Discord Folder from File Explorer

After uninstalling the Discord application from the Control Panel, you must delete its folder from File Explorer. The steps for the same are listed below.

  • Press the button Win + R, then type %AppData% and click OK. This will open the Roaming folder on your system.
  • Find folder Discord there and delete.
  • Now, press the button Win + R back, then type %LocalAppData% and click OK. This will open the Local folder.
  • Find folder Discord and delete.
  • After doing all the steps, restart your computer.

4. Remove Discord Key from Registry

By removing the Discord key from the registry, it will remove all residual Discord from your computer. The steps to do so are listed below.

Make sure you go to the right path and delete the key in question. Apart from that, don’t change anything in the registry editor window unless you know what you’re doing because if something goes wrong, your system becomes unstable, even causing a BSOD error.

  • Press the button Win + R, then type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • In the Registry Editor window, browse the following path below this.


HKEY_CURRENT_USER
SoftwareDiscord

  • Then right click on key Discord in the left pane and select Delete.
  • After that, close the registry editor window and restart your computer.

This will completely remove Discord from your computer.

How do I remove Discord from my startup?

You can easily disable a program or Discord from launching at startup in Windows 10 or Windows 11 from the Task Manager. Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager to open it. Next, switch to the Startup tab. Here you can select the Discord process or right click on it and select Disable.

So many tutorials this time, hopefully it will be useful and help you in completely uninstalling Discord from your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Don’t forget to leave your comments below to share your thoughts and experiences in following this tutorial. Thank you and GBU. UNITED AGAINST COVID-19!

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