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How to Fix BetterDiscord Crash

Did BetterDiscord crash while you’re using Discord?

Here’s the error message that you’ll get, “BetterDiscord seems to have crashed your Discord client”.

Followed by “BetterDiscord has automatically disabled itself temporarily. Try removing all your plugins then restarting Discord”.

A BetterDiscord crash is usually caused by a plugin.

When you update a plugin, it may not be compatible with BetterDiscord.

As a result, BetterDiscord will disable itself until you delete the plugin that’s causing the issue.

When BetterDiscord is disabled, you won’t be able to see it in your settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the BetterDiscord crash.

How to fix BetterDiscord crash

BetterDiscord crash

To fix the BetterDiscord crash, you need to navigate to the application’s folder and delete the plugins that are causing the issue.

After you’ve deleted the plugins that are causing the issue, you need to repair BetterDiscord using the installer.

Deleting the plugins that are causing the issue and repairing BetterDiscord will prevent it from crashing when you open Discord.

When you open Discord, you may get a notification asking you to update one or more plugins.

Try not to update any plugins as they might crash BetterDiscord.

Instead, wait until the plugin has an update that fixes the BetterDiscord crash.

Otherwise, you can delete BetterDiscord entirely along with its plugins and reinstall it.

Make sure to back up the plugins that you’ve added to BetterDiscord beforehand.

If you only have one or two plugins, then you don’t have to back them up.

This is because you can easily add them back to the plugins folder.

Here’s how to fix the BetterDiscord crash:

  1. Navigate to the betterdiscord folder
  2. Delete the plugins that are causing the issue
  3. Repair BetterDiscord
  4. Reinstall BetterDiscord & restart Discord

1. Navigate to the betterdiscord folder

%appdata%

The first step is to navigate to the betterdiscord folder on your computer.

Firstly, search for “%appdata%” on the windows search bar.

This will bring up the “%appdata% folder.

Click on the “%appdata%” folder to open it.

BetterDiscord folder

After you’ve clicked on the “%appdata%” folder, you’ll land in the “Roaming” folder.

In the “Roaming” folder, you’ll see multiple folders of different applications.

The folder that you want to navigate to is the “betterdiscord” folder.

This is because you need to delete the plugins in there later on.

Click on “betterdiscord” to open the BetterDiscord folder.

2. Delete the plugins that are causing the issue

BetterDiscord plugins

After you’ve clicked on “betterdiscord”, the BetterDiscord folder will open.

In the folder, you’ll see other folders including “blob_storage”, “Cache”, “Code Cache”, and more.

You’ll also see a “plugins” folder.

Click on “plugins” to open the plugins folder for BetterDiscord.

How to fix BetterDiscord crash

After you’ve opened the plugins folder, you’ll see all of the plugins that you’ve added to Discord.

The BetterDiscord crash is caused by one or more of your plugins.

Hence, you need to delete the plugins that are causing the crash.

In most cases, library plugins are causing the crash.

This includes “0BDFBD” and “ZeresPluginLibrary”.

If you have any library plugins, you need to delete them.

On the other hand, if you only have one or two plugins, you can delete all of them.

Select the plugins that you want to delete, right-click them, and click on “Delete”.

If you want to delete all of your plugins, make sure to create a backup copy of the folder first.

After you’ve deleted the plugins that are causing the issue, you need to download the BetterDiscord installer.

You need to use the installer to repair BetterDiscord later on.

Firstly, go to the BetterDiscord website by clicking on this link: https://betterdiscord.app/.

Then, click on “Download” to download the BetterDiscord installer.

Next, open the BetterDiscord installer to run it.

3. Repair BetterDiscord

Download the BetterDiscord installer (https://betterdiscord.app/), run it, and repair it.

After you’ve opened the BetterDiscord installer, it’ll start running.

Firstly, you need to accept the license agreement.

Then, click on “Next” to proceed to the next step.

How to fix Better Discord crash

After you’ve clicked on next, you need to choose an action.

There are 3 actions that you can choose from.

This includes “Install BetterDiscord”, “Repair BetterDiscord”, and “Uninstall BetterDiscord”.

Click on “Repair BetterDiscord” to repair BetterDiscord.

Then, click on “Next” to proceed to the next step.

After you’ve selected the “Repair BetterDiscord” option, you need to select your Discord version.

There are 3 Discord versions that you can choose from.

This includes “Discord”, “Discord PTB”, and “Discord Canary”.

Since you’re using Discord, select “Discord”.

Then, click on “Repair” to start repairing BetterDiscord.

4. Reinstall BetterDiscord & restart Discord

Reinstall BetterDiscord

After you’ve clicked on “Repair”, BetterDiscord will start repairing itself.

Then, a pop-up message will appear on the screen.

Here’s what it says, “After repairing, you need to reinstall BetterDiscord. Would you like to do that now?”.

Click on “Yes” to reinstall BetterDiscord.

After you’ve clicked on “Yes”, BetterDiscord will be reinstalled.

Then, another pop-up message will appear on the screen.

Here’s what it says, “Please relaunch discord manually to finish the repair”.

Click on “OK” to finish the reinstallation process.

After BetterDiscord is reinstalled, you need to re-open Discord.

Firstly, close Discord if you haven’t already.

Make sure that it is not running in the background.

To do so, press “CTRL + ALT + DEL” on your keyboard.

Then, look for the Discord application, right-click it, and click on “End task”.

This will completely close Discord from your computer.

Lastly, you need to reopen Discord to complete the repair.

After you’ve opened Discord, BetterDiscord will be fixed.

You may get a notification asking you to update a plugin.

Do not update the plugin as it might cause BetterDiscord to crash again.

Instead, wait until the plugin has an update that fixes the BetterDiscord crash.

You’ve successfully fixed the BetterDiscord crash!

Conclusion

Better Discord or BetterDiscord extends the functionality of Discord.

Additional functionalities include plugins and themes.

However, some plugins and themes are outdated and might cause BetterDiscord to crash.

If you want to find out the plugin that is responsible for the crash, you need to delete your plugins individually.

Then, repair BetterDiscord each time you delete a plugin.

If you happen to delete the plugin that is responsible for the crash, BetterDiscord will work properly.

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