I am trying to open Discord.app but it doesn't open, instead I get a box that says

The application "Discord.app" is not open anymore.

I press cmd shift esc and I can see Discord.app in the list, but selecting "force quit" does nothing.

Activity Monitor does not contain an entry for Discord.app, when I search "Discord" there are actually no results.

Running ps -ax | grep Discord at the terminal returns no results. sudo pkill Discord error statuses and outputs nothing, sudo killall Discord errors No matching processes were found.

How can I open discord again?

  • Try re-installing it. It's quick on macOS.
    – user14492
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 14:57
  • @user14492 I can't delete or replace the old Discord.app because it's in use
    – minseong
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 16:32
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    Try either: restart the pc or open Terminal then ‘killall Discord’. If neither work ‘sudo rm -rf /Applications/Discord.app’
    – user14492
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 16:35

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I fixed it by restarting the computer. Annoying bug.

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