If you are a Windows user, you might have installed and uninstalled several programs. The process to uninstall a program is straightforward. Simply launch the Control Panel, select the program, and click on the Uninstall button. But some programs leave some residues on the computer after uninstallation. Discord is such a type of app. Hence, Discord requires a few more steps after uninstalling it from the Control Panel if you want to remove it completely from your system. In this article, we will explain how to completely uninstall Discord from a Windows 11/10 PC.
Uninstalling Discord does not delete its files from a computer. According to some users, when they tried to delete those files, they received a message that “The files are still open somewhere.” If you are experiencing the same issue, this post may help you.
Why can’t I delete Discord off my computer?
You cannot delete Discord off your computer until you disable or terminate it from the Task Manager. This is because Discord runs in the background. Hence, first, you have to end the Discord process from the Task Manager and then uninstall it. Read this article further if you want to uninstall Discord completely from your system.
How to completely uninstall Discord from Windows PC
The following steps will guide you on how to completely uninstall Discord from Windows PC.
- Terminate the Discord process from Task Manager.
- Uninstall Discord from Control Panel.
- Delete the Discord folder from File Explorer.
- Delete Discord from Registry.
- Restart your computer.
Now, let’s see how to do these steps:
1] Terminate the Discord process from Task Manager
The Discord app runs in the background. Hence, before uninstalling it from the Control Panel, you have to end or terminate the process.
Follow the steps below:
- First, click on the tray icon and then right-click on the Discord icon.
- Select Quit Discord.
- Now, open the Task Manager and check whether or not the Discord process is running in the background.
- If you find the Discord process in the Task Manager, right-click on it and select End Process. If there is more than one process, terminate all of them one by one.
2] Uninstall Discord from Control Panel
Now, open the Control Panel and uninstall Discord from there.
3] Delete the Discord folder from File Explorer
After uninstalling the Discord app from the Control Panel, you have to delete its folder from File Explorer. The steps for the same are listed below:
- Press Win + R keys to launch the Run command box.
%AppData%and click OK. This will open the Roaming folder on your system.
- Find the Discord folder there and delete it.
- Now, launch the Run command box again.
%LocalAppData%and click OK. This will open the Local folder.
- Locate the Discord folder and delete it.
Restart your computer.
4] Delete the Discord key from Registry
Delete the Discord key from Registry. This will delete all the residues of Discord from your computer. The steps for the same are listed below:
1] Launch the Run command box. Type
regedit and click OK. Click Yes in the UAC prompt. This will launch the Registry Editor.
2] Copy the following path and paste it into the address bar of the Registry Editor. Hit Enter.
3] Right-click on the DIscord key and select Delete.
4] Restart your computer.
This will completely uninstall the Discord from your computer.
How do I remove Discord from my startup?
You can easily disable any program or Discord from launching on startup on Windows 11/10 from the Task Manager. Right-click on the Taskbar, Select Task Manage to open it, Click on More details, Next, select the Startup tab. Here you can select the Discord process, and press the Disable button.
Hope this helps.