Unlike most other applications on your Windows computer, Discord does not automatically install to Program Files.
This might have left you wondering: where does Discord install? Well, we have done some research and figured out its installation location and how you can change it.
This guide will explain precisely where it is installed and how you can move it.
Let’s get right into it!
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Discord Default Installation Location
When using the Discord setup file, the installation is largely automatic, and it selects the location for you.
This is where Discord is located:
Changing Discord’s Location
Unfortunately, you don’t get much choice during the installation. However, if you want to move the application away from the AppData folder or place it on another drive, there’s a way you can do that.
Cut And Paste
Manually moving applications around on Windows is not recommended. This type of move can cause several issues, especially with future updates.
Fortunately, that isn’t the case with Discord. Based on the experiences of some users on forums such as Reddit, it seems that doing a basic cut and paste is not a problem.
We tested this and can confirm that it works flawlessly. Moving around the Discord folder from AppData to Program Files, Desktop, or anywhere else is possible.
To do this, go to the default installation path, select the Discord folder, right-click, cut, and then paste it wherever you want.
Keep in mind that the shortcuts on your desktop/start menu might not work, so create a new one while you’re already in the Discord folder.
That’s about all!
Some free or paid programs can do this for you, but we don’t recommend them, considering how easy it is to do it yourself.