Better Discord not loading – How to fix

Better Discord is an extension available for Discord. The extension helps improve Discord’s functionality by offering additional features.

These features include adding custom themes and custom CSS, as well as allowing you to alter your background in Discord. You also have the option to change your display mode when viewing Discord.

Better Discord not loading

Sometimes, Better Discord can fail to load properly – this is largely fixed by simply relaunching the Discord app, but not always. Fortunately, there are ways of solving this issue. We’ll cover some of those solutions in this article.

Restart Discord

Better Discord may be struggling to load because of a glitch with the Discord app. Restarting the program can sometimes get rid of those glitches or bugs.

In order to restart Discord, you must first exit the program. You can exit the program by clicking the ‘x’ in the top right corner. Or, you could use the Task Manager to end the program.

You can open the Task Manager by pressing Windows-key + ‘x’, and selecting ‘Task Manager’. Select Discord, and click ‘end task’ to close the program’.


Alternatively, you could use the notification area to exit the program. You can access the notification area by clicking the upwards-facing arrow to the right of the taskbar.


Find the Discord icon and right-click on it. Then, select ‘Quit Discord’ to exit the program.

Once you’ve exited the Discord app, restart it by relaunching it. You can relaunch the app by double-clicking the desktop shortcut for Discord.

If you don’t have a shortcut for Discord, you can search for ‘discord’ in the Start Menu. Click the ‘open’ option to relaunch Discord.


Log Out

Try logging out of your Discord account, and then logging back in on the Discord app. This will refresh the app’s contents, and may work in solving Better Discord’s loading issue.

To log out of your Discord account, open the Discord app and click on the gear icon. This will open the user settings. Scroll all the way down on the left side tab. The ‘log out’ option should be available at the bottom. Click ‘log out’ to log out of your account.

Finally, log back into your account to see if Better Discord is loading properly.

Use BandagedBD

Better Discord has an installer called BandagedBD, which can help repair the extension should it be experiencing issues. If you don’t have the installer already downloaded, you can download it from here. Once you’ve downloaded the installer, open it.

Then, click ‘Repair BandagedBD’ and check the box for ‘repair on stable’. Make sure to also check the boxes for the relevant problems you’re facing with the extension.

When you’re finished, click ‘repair’ to begin troubleshooting Better Discord. Once the installer has finished repairing Better Discord, try using Discord once more to see if the issue has been resolved.

If you have corrupted files, this will likely fix your problem. Discord files can often become corrupted over time, so it’s worth checking.

Reinstall Discord

If the above solutions have failed in solving the issue, try reinstalling the Discord app. This will also uninstall Better Discord in the process, so make sure to reinstall Better Discord afterwards. We’ll cover how you can reinstall Better Discord later.

In order to reinstall Discord, first uninstall the program. You can achieve this by searching ‘discord’ in the Start Menu. Select the ‘uninstall’ option to open the ‘Program and Features’ settings.


Once you’ve opened the ‘Programs and Features’ window, locate the Discord program. You can also open this window by launching the control panel, and selecting Programs > Programs and Features.


You can find the the Discord program by scrolling through the different programs. Or, you could search for the program in the search bar.

When you’ve located Discord, click on it. Then, right-click on it and select ‘uninstall’ to begin uninstalling the program.

When Discord has finished uninstalling, reinstall it. You can do this by going to their website: Discord’s download link should be available there. If you’re using a Windows device, select ‘Download for Windows’ to begin installing Discord.

Alternatively, if you’re using a non-Windows device, scroll further down to find download links for other devices.

Once you’ve reinstalled Discord, you can go ahead and relaunch the Better Discord installer to see if that resolves the problem.

Reinstall Better Discord

There are a few ways to reinstall Better Discord. There is no official method for uninstalling Better Discord, but you can achieve this by uninstalling Discord or removing its folder from File Explorer.

Once you’ve uninstalled Better Discord, you can reinstall it by opening the installer for Better Discord. If you’ve no longer got the installer downloaded, you can re-download it by going to

When you’ve finished reinstalling Better Discord, launch Discord to see if the loading issue has been fixed.


In conclusion, Better Discord can fail to load at times. There are a few methods for resolving this issue.

You can try restarting Discord, or reinstalling the program and Better Discord. You could also try using BandagedBD to troubleshoot Better Discord, or even relaunching Better Discord from scratch.

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