Discord JavaScript Error {Solved}

The JavaScript error usually appears when starting up Discord on your computer. The error message usually contains information regarding the error but it can hardly be interpreted by the users.

Are you fed up with the annoying hurdles trying to install Discord, specifically a particularly javascript error? You need not worry as we have 3 ways to fix Discord Javascript Error. Here is how you can fix the javascript error on Discord.

3 Ways to Fix Discord JavaScript Error

Solution 1: Delete Discord Files in LocalAppData & AppData

Discord stores temporary data on the computer that helps it run, or in our case, causes errors to crop up. We need to delete these files in order to give Discord a clear run at booting up without the javascript error or any other issue for that matter. Follow the steps that are mentioned below:

Step 1: To start, close Discord via the Task Manager (right-click on the ‘Taskbar’ and select the ‘Task Manager’ and then select the Discord process and click on ‘End Task’).

Step 2: Now, right-click on the Windows start menu icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the desktop.

Step 3: In the menu, select ‘Run’.

Step 4: In the ‘Run’ window that is located in the bottom left-hand corner, enter ‘%appdata%’ into the empty field and click on the ‘Run’ button below.

Step 5: In the Windows Explorer window, locate the folder named ‘Discord’ then Right-click on the folder, and click ‘Delete’ in the contextual list.

Step 6: Return to the Start menu and load ‘Run’ once more.

Step 7: Type ‘%localappdata%’ in the field and press ‘Run’.

Step 8: Find the ‘Discord’ folder and delete by right-clicking on it then selecting ‘Delete’.

Step 9: Relaunch the Discord setup file and follow the steps that are provided by the installation wizard.

Solution 2:Whitelist Discord Installation Files In Antivirus Software

Discord voice is the file which is termed as dangerous by antivirus software. To bypass an antivirus, you have to Whiteline the files it is picking up and quarantine. The process differs from software to software, so we are using one of the most popular – and free – Avast antivirus. Sometimes, antivirus tools like Avast, quarantine some files that are required for installation, by flagging them as the potentially dangerous file.

Following are the steps you have to follow:

Step 1: If Avast is already open, you can locate it in your taskbar, right-click on it and open. If Avast does not load, you can always start it manually by locating it in Start.

Step 2: Proceed by selecting Scan >> Scan for Viruses >> Quarantine. The quarantine button is located at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: When you open the quarantine you should notice some files related to Discord. Restore the files and click “Add to Exclusions”. Some of the files have already been generated by the installer, then click Overwrite to replace the files and launch the installation again.

Add Discord setup

Make sure that you should not encounter any issues while installing Discord, you need to add the folder containing the Discord setup executable as an exception in Avast. Doing this means the installation process can complete without any files being unexpectedly sentenced to the Avast Virus Chest quarantine.

Step 1: Open your Avast antivirus by the ways we mentioned earlier. After that, go to Settings >> Exclusions. This is where users are free to put files that should not be looked after and should not be scanned or registered as a threat.

Step 2: Add the installation folder of Discord to exclude the folder from scanning. If an error occurs when installing the tool, go to the location where the installer is located and choose it.

Step 3: After this, close your Avast window and try installing Discord again and check to see if the error is gone.

Solution 3: Uninstall & Reinstall Discord

Now that you have installed Discord, the JavaScript error can happen sometimes. In this case, you need to uninstall and reinstall the application. We can also run Windows 10 inbuilt uninstall utility. We have to delete all the remaining files for a fresh installation. Following are the steps you need to implement:

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu. Select “Search” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Now type the “Control Panel.” Click on the first result of the same name.

Step 3: Click on the “Uninstall Program,” which is below the “Programs” icon.

Step 4: Find the Discord among the listed programs. Click on the file and click on the “Uninstall” button.

Step 5: Right-click on the start menu and select “Run.”

Step 6: Type “%appdata%“ and Now click “Run.”

Step 7: Find the Discord folder and delete it.

Step 8: Again, open the “Run”. Search for “%localappdata%” and delete the Discord folder.

Step 9: Visit the Discord website and download the latest version.

Step 10: Double click on the downloaded file. Now follow the steps of the installation wizard.

Step 11: Launch Discord and JavaScript; it no longer disrupts the process.


So, these were some of the best approaches and methods to fix Discord Javascript Error. Try the methods mentioned above, and one of these will surely help you get rid of the issue.

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