How to fix the Discord setup error: Failed to extract installer

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Discord is one of the most popular causal messaging apps available for the Windows 10 platform. It has companion apps for macOS, iOS, and Android which means you can stay connected from just about about any type of device.

Discord is Free; you need to create an account and you can add friends, and join public or private servers. Discord has a web version that you can use from a modern browser but it is often best to install the desktop version.

Discord configuration error: Installer failed to remove

Discord is easy to install; you can download the exe from Discord official website. Run the executable file and Discord will be installed. The installation requires administrative access but that is true for all apps installed on a Windows 10 system. You can also run the EXE to update Discord.

Discord configuration error: Installer failed to remove

If you are trying to install Discord on Windows 10, and you get a ‘Failed to extract installer’ error, it is very easy to fix.

Clean Discord installation

This configuration applies if you have previously installed and installed Discord. There seem to be some files and folders left on the system that could cause problems.

  1. make sure Discord is not running in the system tray. Let it go then.
  2. Open Task Manager and delete all Discord related items.
  3. Open File Explorer.
  4. Enter this %AppData%/ in the position bar and delete the Discord folder.
  5. Repeat for this location: C:UsersfatiwAppDataLocal.
  6. Restart the system.
  7. Run the Discord installer.

Disk configuration error Installer failed to remove

Remove Discord EXE

If this is your first time installing Discord, or if the previous configuration did not work, you may need to manually move a file to the Discord installation folder.

Prerequisite: You need an archive extracting app like 7zip installed on your system.

  1. Run the Discord exe file. Leave the error message on your screen.
  2. Right click on the Discord EXE file and extract it.
  3. The extracted folder will have a folder a file called Discord-0.0.309-full.nupkg of the womb.
  4. Open File Explorer.
  5. Navigate to this location: %LocalAppData%SquirrelTemp.
  6. Enter the Discord-0.0.309-full.nupkg file in the folder.
  7. Right-click the Discord-0.0.309-full.nupkg file and extract it.
  8. When issued, go to Discord-0.0.309-fulllibnet45 in the extracted folder.
  9. Run the Discrod.exe file to install the app.

Disable anti-virus

Many users running into this problem report using McAfee on their system. Enabling it allowed Discord to install by default. Disable whatever anti-virus you are using on Windows 10 and enable Windows Defender. Windows Defender will not block Discord and your system will not be compromised.


Discord is easy to install and problems during installation are very rare. Although an installer error failed, although it is rare, it is not limited to just Discord. Users have run into the same error with other apps, most notably Microsoft Teams. The file extraction method usually solves the problem.

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