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In this article, we will guide you on how to refresh Discord application whenever you encounter problems.
At times, as most applications on your computer, Discord included. You should try refreshing the Discord program as a general fix if you experience problems with the mic not functioning properly, channels freezing, not receiving direct messages sent by your friends, or automatically updating your online status while using the service.
There are three ways on refreshing Discord:
- Using the refresh shortcut Ctrl + R: This uses the simple shortcut for refreshing the Discord application which is the Ctrl and R buttons that should be pressed simultaneously. This only refreshes the Discord application alone.
- Task Manager's End Task and restarting the Discord application : With this method, you need to open the Task Manager and forces to end the application.
- Clearing cache and restarting the Discord Application : A cache file is mostly used to speed up data retrieval by reducing the number of times the storage needs to be accessed. Hence, the process is sped up and the flow of data becomes smoother. Clearing up cache files helps keep things clean and smooth.
Here's the detailed guide on how to refresh Discord application.
Method-1: Using the refresh shortcut Ctrl + R
You may quickly reload Discord if you experience any minor problems, such as lagging or slow response times, by simultaneously pressing the Ctrl and R buttons on your keyboard. This is the Windows refresh key shortcut.
Method-2: Task Manager’s End Task and restarting the Discord application
Ending a task on Task Manager will not just stop the application from running but also stops the background apps that comes along with the application. This is helpful whenever your Discord application is malfunctioning and needs to restart together with its other background services.
Here's how to do this.
Step 1. Right click Taskbar
Right click on the Taskbar to show all the menu. You will not see the "Task Manager", click on it.
Step 2. Locate the Discord Application
Once you open the Task Manager, you will see all the applications that are running. Locate the Discord application on this list.
Step 3. End Task
Once you have located the Discord application, click on it and select End Task.
The application is now ended and you can restart your Discord application.
Method-3: Clearing cache and restarting the Discord Application
Clearing cache would be a great option for you if your Discord application is still malfunctioning after ending the task and restarting the application. Clearing cache means that you will deleted the cache files that is saved on your device. Here's how to clear Discord application cache.
Step 1. Press Windows + R
Press Windows and R buttons simultaneously.
Step 2. Type in
%appdata% to show all the AppData Window.
Step 3. Locate Discord files
In the AppData window, locate and open the Discord folder.
Step 4. Delete the Cache Files
You may find the Cache, Code Cache, and GPUCache folders under the Discord folder. Select all three folders using the Command key and click ‘Shift+Delete’ on your keyboard.
This will now delete all your Discord's cache files and will refresh Discord instantly. You can now open your Discord normally.
There are occasions when you experience lags or issues in the Discord app. Some of these errors are challenging to address, while others can be resolved by just reloading the program. You have three options to choose from whenever malfunction in your Discord application happens, you can either refresh the application using the Ctrl + R shortcut, you can end the task and restart or you can clear cache. Whatever you choose from these options, we hope that you could fix your problem in no time!