Discord Install Location

Discord is a chat application that launched in 2015. Unlike traditional chat applications, Discord is aimed at gamers, featuring an overlay that allows a user to communicate via Discord whilst in-game. It also has many features that work with games, such as automatic user statuses to display what game someone is playing. Text messages, video messages, pictures, and emojis can be sent via Discord's chat, and voice calls, screen sharing and video calls are also possible through the app.

Currently, the application is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Communication can be made between two users, a group of users, or through a "server". A server is split up into individual channels, and allows the creator to assign "roles" to users (which control what permissions they have in the server or a channel). Servers allow for large groups of people to communicate.

Discord Install Location

If you're looking to modify your Discord client, or fix issues you're experiencing, you may wish to access the installation files. Depending on your operating system, these might not be in the place you'd expect them to be. For example, on Windows, you might expect your installation files to be located in your Program Files folder.. spoiler alert: they're not! See where they're located for your OS below.


On Windows, Discord installation files are in the following folder:


Each of the folders in this folder are for a different version of Discord. For example app-0.0.306 is for version 0.0.306. Within each version folder, you can find the Discord EXE.

If you're looking for logs, caches, and other data, you can find those in this folder:


To open either of these folders, simply open up a File Explorer window, you can do this by right clicking your start menu button and clicking File Explorer. Then, all you need to do is paste the path into the address bar (and hit ENTER):

Discord Windows install location in File Explorer


On Mac laptops and computers, you can find your Discord installation files in the following folders:

Caches, logs, and other data:

~/Library/Application Support/Discord

Installation files:

/Library/Application Support/Discord

To access any of these folders:

  1. Open up a Finder window
  2. Hit COMMAND + SHIFT + G
  3. Paste the path into the text field
  4. Hit Go