Failed to install DiscordSetup.exe; Unable to extract installer


According to reports, several users when they try to run the Discord config file see an installation error – Failed to install DiscordSetup.exe; Unable to extract installer. This error prevents them from installing the application on their computer. In this article, we are going to talk about how to fix this error.

Why did Discord install fail?

In your case, Discord installation fails because the installer file is not able to extract the required files. You can manually extract Discord and get the file without installing it. If not, third-party software, leftovers, and corrupted or missing files may be responsible for this problem. If you want to fix it, try the solutions mentioned in this article.

Failed to install DiscordSetup.exe; Unable to extract installer

If you encounter DiscordSetup.exe, the installation failed; Unable to extract installer, use the following solutions.

  1. Completely remove Discord before installing it
  2. Extract configuration from Discord
  3. Fix problems in Clean Boot
  4. Download a new installation file

Let’s talk about it in detail.

1]Completely remove Discord before installing it

Let’s start by completely removing Discord before installing it. But before that, open Task Manager, check if an associated process is running in the background, right-click it and select End Task. Now, to delete the files, open To run, dough %Application Data%, and click OK. If there is a Discord folder or associated folder, delete it.

Now in File Explorer navigate to C:UsersAppDataLocaland delete the Discord folder(s). Finally, restart your computer and run the installation file. Hope your problem will be solved.

2]Extract configuration from Discord

Instead of using the conventional way to install the app, we’ll extract it to get the Discord app. To do the same, you need to download and install a file archive folder like 7-Zip. Once you have this request, follow the prescribed steps.

  1. Right click on the Discord configuration file.
  2. Select 7-Zip > Extract to “DiscordSetup”.
  3. Open the extracted folder.
  4. Right click on the Discord nupkg file and extract it to a folder using 7 Zip.
  5. Open the extracted folder and navigate to library > net45 case.
  6. You will see Discord there.

You can use it from this location or create its desktop shortcut.

3]Troubleshoot problems in Clean Boot

We need to make sure that no third-party apps interfere with the installation of Discord. Since we don’t know what this app is, we’ll perform a clean boot and manually enable programs to find the culprit. Once we know the culprit, all we need to do is remove it and the problem will be fixed.

4]Download a new installer file

If nothing works, we can say that the problem persists because some configuration files are missing or corrupted. What we can do is delete the installer file you downloaded earlier, download a new one, and install it. You can download Discord from This should do the job for you.

Hope you can fix the problem using these solutions.

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How can I fix Discord setup EXE installation failure?

If Discordsetup installation failed, try the solutions mentioned in this article. We have solutions that will help you not only if you get a “Failed to extract installer” error, but will work for any other installation error. Hope you can solve the problem with these solutions. You can also check out our guide on what to do if Discord install fails.

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DiscordSetup.exe - Unable to extract installer


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