Uninstalling Discord on Windows is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps. In this guide, I will walk you through the entire process and provide some personal insights along the way.
Step 1: Closing Discord
Before we begin the uninstallation process, it’s important to ensure that Discord is completely closed. You can do this by right-clicking on the Discord icon in your system tray, located in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and selecting “Quit Discord.”
Step 2: Accessing Control Panel
Next, we need to access the Control Panel on your Windows computer. To do this, press the Windows key on your keyboard and type “Control Panel”. Click on the Control Panel app that appears in the search results.
Step 3: Uninstall a Program
Once you’re in the Control Panel, click on the “Uninstall a program” link under the “Programs” category. This will open a window displaying all the programs installed on your computer.
Step 4: Finding Discord
In the list of programs, locate and click on “Discord” to select it. Then, click the “Uninstall” button located at the top of the window. Windows will ask for confirmation to proceed.
Step 5: Confirming Uninstallation
After clicking the “Uninstall” button, a new dialog box will appear asking if you want to uninstall Discord. This is your final chance to change your mind. If you are sure you want to uninstall Discord, click “Yes” to proceed.
Step 6: Removing Discord
Windows will now begin the uninstallation process. It may take a few moments to complete, depending on your computer’s speed and the size of the Discord application. Once the process is finished, you will see a confirmation message.
Step 7: Deleting Discord Files
While the uninstallation process removes most of Discord’s files, there might be some residual files and folders left behind. To ensure a clean uninstallation, it’s recommended to manually delete these files.
To do this, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type “%appdata%” (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will open a File Explorer window with the AppData folder.
In the AppData folder, locate the Discord folder and delete it. You can do this by right-clicking on the folder and selecting “Delete.” Additionally, you can also navigate to the LocalAppData folder (by typing “%localappdata%” in the Run dialog box) and delete the Discord folder located there.
Uninstalling Discord on Windows is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that Discord is completely removed from your computer.
Remember to always close Discord before attempting to uninstall it, and don’t forget to manually delete any residual files to ensure a clean uninstallation.
Whether you’re uninstalling Discord to troubleshoot issues or simply because you no longer need it, I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to the Discord support team or check out their help documentation available on https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us.