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How to Clear Discord Cache Files on Desktop and Mobile


Discord cache files accumulate with every image, video, and amusing GIF you share and receive on the platform, taking up valuable disc space that may be better used elsewhere. You may simply erase Discord cache files on your Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device if you follow the methods outlined in this article.

These instructions will only work if you have already installed the Discord software on your Windows 10 PC, Mac, or mobile device before continuing. If you’re using Discord through its website, you’ll need to clear the cache and history files in your browser instead.

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How to Clear Discord Cache Files on Windows

It is necessary to manually delete the Discord cache files on your Windows PC in order to erase the cache. Those files may be found in the Discord AppData folder. If you want to open it with Windows File Explorer, put these commands into the file path box:

Navigate to the “Cache,” “Code Cache,” and “GPU Cache” folders in the Discord AppData directory on your computer. You may safely right-click on each of them and select “Delete” from the menu that appears.

After that, you’ll need to empty the Recycle Bin to confirm that all of the files have been completely destroyed. This may be accomplished by simply double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop, followed by the option to “Empty Recycle Bin.”

How to Clear Discord Cache Files on a Mac

On a Mac, you may clear Discord cache files in a manner identical to that described above. To begin, open the Finder and then select Go > Go to Folder from the drop-down menu.

To gain access to the hidden folder containing the Discord files, put the following into the “Go to the Folder” text box: Type the following into the “Go to the Folder” text box:

Right-click the “Cache,” “Code Cache,” and “GPU Cache” folders in the Discord data folder, and then select “Move to Trash” (or “Move to Bin”) from the context menu.

It is necessary to clear the Trash folder after that. Simply right-click the Trash icon in the Dock and select “Empty Trash” (or “Empty Bin” if you’re using a Mac).

How to Clear Discord Cache Files on Android

The Android version of the Discord app saves some assets (such as photos and videos) as cache files in the same way that it does on Windows PCs and Mac computers.

You may clear these off by going into the Discord settings menu on your Android device and clearing the cache. It will depend on your device and Android version which actions you take; the ones listed below are relevant to Android 10 or newer devices.

To begin, swipe down once (or twice) from the top of your smartphone and hit the Gear icon to bring up the “Settings” menu. Next, select “Apps” from the drop-down menu.

To proceed, scroll down to “Discord” or put it into the search box at the top of the screen, and then hit it.

You can view how much storage the app is presently consuming by selecting it from the “Discord” menu. More storage choices are available by selecting “Storage.”

You may erase any stored cache files by selecting “Clear Cache” from the “Storage” menu. You can also wipe all app data by selecting “Wipe All Data.”

This will erase any superfluous cache files for the Discord app on your Android smartphone as soon as they are created. This is something you should do on a frequent basis to minimize the amount of data retained by the programme to a bare minimum.

How to Clear Discord Cache Files on an iPhone or iPad

Cache files on an iPhone or iPad can’t be deleted because there isn’t a built-in technique for doing so. You must first uninstall the Discord app from your device in order to clear any cache files that may have been retained, and then reinstall it from the App Store.

If you want to do this, navigate to Settings > General > iPhone (or iPad) Storage, then scroll down and touch “Discord.”

After that, select “Delete App” and then select it again on the following page to confirm your decision.

As an alternative, you may long-press on the Discord icon on the Home screen and then select “Delete App” to completely remove Discord from your device.

After the programme has been uninstalled, go to the App Store and look for it there before reinstalling it. If you want to use the app again, you’ll need to login back into your Discord account.