Discord App not Opening on Windows 10 – FIXED

Discord is an amazing VoIP app for the gaming platform with a variety of features. Like other apps discord also frequently creates problems like the discord app not opening specially on windows 10.

But the best part is, there is a solution for all the problems and it doesn’t take much time to fix this.

Though Discord development team are active and keep fixing the bugs with the regular update. But there can be problems like discord not opening or discord JavaScript error that can be due to device issues like with windows or mac.


Why won’t Discord Open_____________________________    

There can be many causes behind discord won’t load and you must know these reasons to understand why discord is not working and creating such issues.

Few major causes are

Discord running in the background: – If you allow the Discord app to load at start-up, their files run in the background, and because the app is already open it doesn’t come up even you keep clicking on the discord app.

Corrupted or Damaged Discord Files: – This can be another cause where discord is not launching maybe because of any corrupted or damaged files.

Corrupted Windows Files: – Every file on the system has a certain structure depending on the type of file. Feeding any wrong information in the file or the place can lead to corrupted files.

This can be with any app or with any operating system. So any windows corrupted files can also cause such problems.

Discord Outdated Version: – Discord is having a great team of developers that keeps working on the updates to fix all the bugs and errors. Probably, the outdated version of discord is a cause behind the discord app not opening on windows.

Proxy Issues: – Reasons behind the discord app, not starting can also be some kind of internet or proxy settings. 

Note: – Restart your Computer, before proceeding to the troubleshooting steps


How to Fix Discord App not Opening

I am sharing the top 7 working methods that will surely fix discord not opening issues on your device in just a few minutes.

Start these fixes from the top to the bottom, and please have patience while performing these fixes.

FIX 1:- Completely Close Discord to Fix Discord App not Opening

This fix work most of the time as several discord files running in the background become a cause of discord not opening mostly in windows 10.

Here you need to close all the discord files from the task manager, follow the steps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key to bring the task manager or simply right-click on the taskbar and choose task manager.

Click on the Details tab and then look for the discord. Right-click on it and choose End task, do the same for all the discord related files in the processes tab as well.

End all tasks from task manager
End all tasks from task manager


Once you are sure that discord has been completely closed, right-click on the discord icon and choose run as administrator.


FIX 2: – Delete Temporary Discord Data

Temporary files can cause a problem with software or windows and clearing temporary discord data can sometimes cure issues like discord not launching.

To delete the temporary files for programs and software on windows press Windows + R key to open the RUN box. Type %temp% and click on Ok.

Discord not opening
Discord not opening


A temporary folder will now come up, look for the Discord Crashes folder and delete it. I would rather recommend deleting all the folders by pressing Ctrl + A to select all and then press Shift + Del to permanently delete these files.

Once all the folders are deleted, repeat Fix 1.


FIX 3: – Delete Discord AppData and LocalAppData

Close discord app completely as instructed in Fix 1 and then follow the below steps.

Press Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type %appdata%, and hit Enter.



The roaming window will now come up on the screen, find the discord folder, make a right-click on it, and choose delete.

discord javascript error on startup
discord javascript error on startup


Press Windows + R key again, type %localappdata%, and hit Enter to open the Local Window. Look for the discord folder, make a right-click on it, and choose delete.

Now try to restart discord and if still doesn’t work go with the reinstallation process.

To reinstall press the Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type appwiz.cpl, and press ok to open the programs and features window.

Uninstall discord
Uninstall discord


Find Discord app, right-click on it and choose to uninstall, make sure the discord folders in %appdata% and %localappdata% are deleted as well. Once done visit discord’s official website to reinstall discord again.


FIX 4:- Open Discord on Web to Fix Discord App not Opening

Discord can be accessed through multiple ways and if the discord app is not opening then you can try opening discord in the web browser.

use Discord web if app not opening
use Discord web if app not opening


To login open the discord official website and click on login to input the credentials. Now if you can use your discord account on the web then it means the problem is with the discord files or with windows.


FIX 5:- Update Discord App and Windows

Updating discord will help you to enjoy the latest functionalities and will fix all the bugs. Probably this will also solve discord not starting issues as well.

Though discord updates automatically but on some devices, you may need to run manually as probably it sometimes gets blocked by the antivirus program.

Temporarily disable your antivirus program and start discord as an administrator. Right-click on the discord icon and choose Run as an administrator.

Try updating your Windows operating system by typing update in the search box and choose check for updates.

update windows to fix discord app not opening
update windows to fix discord app not opening


Once discord and windows are updated, restart the computer and run discord as an administrator. Check the article if the update fails to fix the update issues.


FIX 6: – Disable Proxies and VPN to Fix Discord App not Opening

In many cases, discord won’t launch if the proxy or VPN is enabled on the device. Disable the VPN connection and proxy and check again if this works.

To disable Proxy, press Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type inetcpl.cpl, and press enter.

How to open Internet properties
How to open Internet properties


The Internet Properties box will now be up, click on the Connections tab and then click on the LAN settings.

Discord not working
Discord not working


From the Local area connections (LAN) settings, make sure “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is unchecked under the proxy server settings. Uncheck box indicates that the proxy is disabled.


FIX 7: – Change Value of “Filter Administrator Token”

Many Discord users reported that they fixed the issues like discord stuck on starting and discord not opening on Windows 10 by changing the value of Filter administrator token in registry settings.

Press Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type regedit, and hit enter to open Windows registry settings.

how to open windows registry
how to open Windows registry


Now in the registry settings locate the following key from the left-hand panel.

Navigate to the following key

From the right-hand side find the FilterAdministratorToken” key, double click on it, and change the value data to 1.

Discord app not opening on windows 10
Discord app not opening on windows 10


If you don’t find the Filter Administrator Token then right-click on the blank space at the right-hand side screen and choose New > DWORD (32-Bit) Value.

Change the name to FilterAdministratorToken, double-click on it, and change the value to 1. Once done, restart the computer to see the changes.


These 7 Fixes are the most working methods to fix issues like the discord app not opening. You can also try starting discord without admin permission as this helps in fixing related issues.

Please perform these fixes one by one as in fix no 4 you are instructed to access discord through the web which will clarify whether the problem is with discord or device.

I am sure these fix will help you to resolve the problem, please let everyone know which fix worked for you.

If you still have a problem or any other problem related to discord, twitch or streaming let u know in the comment box.

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