How to uninstall Better Discord

Discord is a messaging platform, where users can both text and voice-chat with other people. Discord is a popular service, especially among larger communities. This is because Discord supports big group chats and has features for moderating such groups.

Since Discord is so popular, there are various extensions that exist to improve the platform’s user experience. One such extension is Better Discord, which improves Discord’s chat functions. Better Discord allows you to add custom themes and custom CSS for more customisation options, and it also allows you to change your Discord background. You also have several different display modes to choose from for a better viewing experience.

Better Discord is not an official extension created by Discord themselves. Therefore, it is not sanctioned by Discord. Better Discord actually defies Discord’s terms of service, and using the extension may lead to Discord banning your account.

However, for the most part Discord seems to leave Better Discord users alone. If you don’t wish to take the risk, there is a way to uninstall the extension.

How to uninstall Better Discord

There is no official option for uninstalling Better Discord. Therefore, uninstalling Better Discord must be achieved through more roundabout means. There are a few different methods for achieving this.

Reinstall Discord

The first method for uninstalling Better Discord is by reinstalling the Discord app. Whilst uninstalling Discord, Better Discord should also be uninstalled in the process.

In order to reinstall Discord, first uninstall the program. You can do this by searching for ‘Discord’ using the Start Menu, and clicking the ‘uninstall’ option. This will open up the ‘Program and Features’ window.

Find the Discord app, and select it. Then, right-click on it and click ‘uninstall’ to begin uninstalling the program.

Alternatively, you could uninstall Discord from the app settings. To open the app settings, press Windows-key + I. Navigate to the apps tab, and click ‘apps and features’. This should showcase a list of all your apps.

Search for Discord using the search bar. When you’ve located the program, there should be three dots to the far right of it. Click on the three dots, and click the ‘uninstall’ option to uninstall the app.

After uninstalling Discord, you must redownload the app by going to https://discord.com/download. If you’re using a Windows product, select ‘Download for Windows’ to begin reinstalling Discord.

If you’re using a non-Windows product, scroll down further to view other download options. When you’ve finished reinstalling Discord, launch it. Better Discord should no longer be there.

On the other hand, you could choose to redownload Discord without uninstalling the original application first. Simply navigate to the Discord website and click the relevant download link. Go through the entire Discord setup process. After you’re done, the original Discord app should be replaced with the new Discord app. This should also have deleted Better Discord. Launch the new Discord app to check whether this is the case.

Delete File

Another method for uninstalling Better Discord is by deleting its file in the File Explorer. When you install Better Discord, its .exe file should appear in the Discord folder in File Explorer. You can get rid of Better Discord by removing its .exe file.

In order to delete Better Discord’s .exe file, first launch File Explorer. You can access File Explorer from the Taskbar by default. Click the folder icon to open File Explorer.

Alternatively, you could search ‘File Explorer’ in the Start Menu. The top result should be the File Explorer app. Click on it to open File Explorer.

Once you’ve opened File Explorer, select ‘This PC’. Then, use the search bar in the top right to search ‘%localappdata%\Discord\app-0.0.305\resources’. This should take you to Better Discord’s folder.

You could also use the Start Menu to search for this. Simply open the Start Menu, and navigate to the documents tab. Use the search bar near the top to search, and click the ‘search in File Explorer’ option. This should take you to File Explorer.

There’s also a shortcut for accessing Better Discord’s folder. Open the Discord app, and click the gear in the lower left. Then, navigate to the Plugins tab. This should be underneath the Better Discord section. Click ‘Open Plugins Folder’ to open Better Discord’s folder in File Explorer.

Once you’ve located Better Discord’s folder, select it. Then, right-click on it and click the bin icon to delete it. Or, press the Delete-key on your keyboard. Better Discord should now be removed from your device.

Delete App Data

Another method for removing Better Discord is by deleting its app data. This will get rid of Better Discord’s install sources. In order to delete these install sources, you must first locate them. Open the Run command by pressing Windows-key + R.

Type %AppData% in the Run command. Click ‘ok’ when you’re done to run the command. This should open up a list of folder in File Explorer. Find the Better Discord folder and select it. Right-click on it, and click the bin to delete the folder.

When you’re finished, return to the Run command. This time, type %localappdata% and click ‘ok’ to run the command. This will open up File Explorer. Locate the Discord folder and double-click it. Then, double-click the relevant app folder. Next, go to resources>node_modules. Find the Better Discord folder and delete it.

Finally, launch the Discord app once more. Better Discord should now be gone.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are a few ways of removing Better Discord from your Device. Whilst there is no in-built feature for uninstalling the extension, there are some roundabout ways of doing so. You can reinstall Discord, which will uninstall Better Discord in the process. Or, you can remove the Better Discord folder from File Explorer.

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