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How to Uninstall BetterDiscord

Is BetterDiscord crashing or not working for you?

BetterDiscord is known to crash often, especially if you’re using a lot of plugins.

When you open Discord, you’ll get the “BetterDiscord” crash message.

If you want to get rid of the message permanently, you can uninstall BetterDiscord.

Similarly, if you no longer want to use BetterDiscord’s features, you can uninstall it.

However, you need to do it the right way.

Otherwise, Discord might not work properly.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to uninstall BetterDiscord from Discord in 5 easy steps.

How to uninstall BetterDiscord

To uninstall BetterDiscord, you need to download and run the BetterDiscord installer.

Then, select “Uninstall BetterDiscord” and select “Discord”.

After you’ve selected “Discord”, BetterDiscord will start uninstalling.

Once you’ve uninstalled BetterDiscord, Discord will automatically restart if you have it running in the background.

Click on “Close” to close the BetterDiscord uninstaller.

Keep in mind that if you uninstall BetterDiscord, your existing plugins will still remain.

You need to manually delete your existing plugins.

To do that, you need to go search for %appdata% in the windows search bar.

Next, go to the “betterdiscord” folder followed by the “plugins” folder.

Once you’re in the plugins folder, you can delete all of the plugins there.

Plugins are known to cause BetterDiscord to not function properly.

Hence, it’s better to delete them after you’ve uninstalled BetterDiscord.

Here’s how to uninstall BetterDiscord:

  1. Download the BetterDiscord installer
  2. Run the BetterDiscord installer & accept the license agreement
  3. Select “Uninstall BetterDiscord”
  4. Select “Discord”
  5. Click on “Close”

1. Download the BetterDiscord installer

Before you can uninstall BetterDiscord, you need to download the BetterDiscord installer.

The BetterDiscord installer can also be used as an uninstaller.

Hence, you need to download it to uninstall BetterDiscord.

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

Once you’re on the website, you’ll see a couple of buttons including “Download” and “Community”.

Click on the “Download” button to download the BetterDiscord installer.

2. Run the BetterDiscord installer & accept the license agreement

After you’ve downloaded the BetterDiscord installer, you need to run it.

The installer is called, “BetterDiscord-Windows.exe” if you’re using the Windows operating system.

Open the “BetterDiscord-Windows.exe” installer to run it.

After you’ve opened the installer, you need to accept the license agreement.

Click on the checkbox to accept the license agreement.

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

3. Select “Uninstall BetterDiscord”

How to uninstall BetterDiscord

After you’ve accepted the license agreement, you’ll need to choose an action.

There are 3 actions including “Install BetterDiscord”, “Repair BetterDiscord”, and “Uninstall BetterDiscord”.

The “Repair BetterDiscord” action allows you to fix most issues with BetterDiscord.

If BetterDiscord is crashing, you can select “Repair BetterDiscord” to repair it.

Since you’re looking to uninstall BetterDiscord, select “Uninstall BetterDiscord”.

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

4. Select “Discord”

After you’ve selected “Uninstall BetterDiscord”, you need to choose the Discord version.

There are 3 Discord versions that you can choose from.

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

Discord PTB and Discord Canary are both testing programs.

Hence, you need to select “Discord” as the Discord version.

Now, you need to uninstall BetterDiscord from Discord.

To do that, click on “Uninstall” to uninstall BetterDiscord.

5. Click on “Close”

Delete BetterDiscord

After you’ve clicked on “Uninstall”, BetterDiscord will start uninstalling.

The process will typically take a few seconds.

The process includes “Deleting shims…” and “Killing Discord…”.

If you have Discord running in the background, it will restart itself.

Once Discord is restarted, you’ll see the BetterDiscord will no longer start.

Click on “Close” to close the BetterDiscord uninstaller.

You’ve successfully uninstalled BetterDiscord from your computer!

Now that you’ve uninstalled BetterDiscord, you need to delete the plugins that you’ve installed.

However, this is an optional step, and you only need to do this if you have issues with your plugins.

The uninstaller will not delete your BetterDiscord plugins, so you’ll have to delete them manually.

To delete the plugins that you’ve installed on BetterDiscord, search for “%appdata%” in the Windows search bar.

Then, click on the “%appdata%” folder to go to the roaming folder.

Next, click on the “betterdiscord” folder followed by “plugins”.

Lastly, select all of the plugins and delete them from the folder.

By doing so, you’ll avoid BetterDiscord from crashing if you reinstall it in the future.


BetterDiscord is against Discord’s Terms of Service.

However, no one has ever been banned from using it.

Hence, it’s safe to say that you won’t get banned from using BetterDiscord as well.

That said, BetterDiscord is known to crash Discord or prevent it from working properly.

To fix this, you can uninstall BetterDiscord or delete the plugins that are causing the error.

After you’ve uninstalled BetterDiscord, you can reinstall it at any time.

Alternatively, you can use the “Repair” action in the BetterDiscord installer.

The “Repair” action fixes most issues with BetterDiscord.

If you happen to change your mind, you can reinstall it again from this link: https://betterdiscord.app/.

Further reading

How to Make a Read-Only Channel on Discord

7 Best Discord Server Templates

The 7 Best BetterDiscord Plugins for Discord


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