Stop changing the working directory flolder-name, it breaks things!



  • Ehsaas 8171 bisp

    I understand your frustration with changes to the working directory folder name in Discord. Changes like these can indeed cause inconvenience and disruptions, especially if they affect workflows or configurations that rely on specific directory structures.

    As a community, we value stability and consistency, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes. While updates are often made to improve the Discord experience, we recognize the importance of minimizing disruptions and providing clear communication when changes are made.

    If you have specific examples of how these changes have affected your experience or suggestions for how we can improve in this area, please feel free to share them. Your feedback helps us better understand the needs and concerns of our community, and we're committed to addressing them to ensure a smoother and more reliable Discord experience for everyone.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or feedback. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve Discord for all users.

  • theskipster

    For me, every time Discord updates, because the folder changes names, I have to add the new Discord.exe shortcut to the startup folder to get Discord to start on boot. Simply checking the “Open Discord” on startup option within Discord does nothing for me. Since the folder changes every update, the shortcut points to a nonexistant exe, and I have to manually add it back to my Windows startup folder.

  • FC360

    Yeah this type of behaviour is ridiculous and discord really needs to stop creating or renaming the folder that discord is in so this kind of thing doesn't happen, it's 2024 and isn't a hard thing to do, it's just laziness at this stage now and is making me consider deleting my account. Maybe it's a small thing to some but it's an annoyance that shouldn't exist.

  • Coyotee

    Changing folder name by updater breaks also the firewall rules.

    All outbound is blocked in my system unless I add the rule for allow it but discord updater changes location of updated version and the rule is obsolete pointing to old location, after update Discord ends up blocked.

    One must rely on scripting to update firewall rules automatically.  

    Also updates brake pinned tray icon as windows 11 cannot find executable file at old location and updated discord is treated as a new program so tray icon is hidden by default unless pinned every update.

    Please fix Discord updater and installer according to Kai's ideas.

  • Sean Oxmix

    Yeah, it's wild that my keyboard shortcut to launch Discord has to be set up again after each major update. 

    It also occurs to me that people who synchronize their files to a backup probably have a backup of Discord from each version they've used. There are probably 100 more reasons why programs don't change their location ever time they update.


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