Solving "Discord Unable to Open File Bad Activity" Error

Sometimes users are having trouble getting Discord to open their files properly, resulting in unexpected behavior, crashes, and other bad activity. Here's what you can do to troubleshoot the problem and get Discord to open the file again.

Step 1: Check the File Format

The first step to troubleshooting a file opening issue with Discord is to make sure you have the correct file format. Some files can only be opened if they have a specific file extension.

For example, video files should have an .mp4 or .mov extension, and image files should have a .jpg, .png, or .gif extension. If the file you're trying to open has the wrong extension, Discord won't be able to open it.

Step 2: Update Discord

The next step is to make sure Discord is up-to-date. Discord regularly releases updates to fix bugs and improve the experience for users. If you're having trouble opening a file within Discord, it's a good idea to make sure you have the latest version installed.

Step 3: Download the File Again

If the file still won't open after updating Discord, try downloading the file again. Sometimes, the file can become corrupted during the download process, and downloading the file again will resolve the issue.

It's also a good idea to check the file size to make sure it isn't too large. If the file size is larger than the allowed maximum, it won't open in Discord.

Step 4: Check Your Network

If you're still having trouble opening the file in Discord, it's a good idea to check your network connection. If your network connection is weak or unreliable, it can cause Discord to experience problems opening files.


What kind of files can be opened with Discord?

Discord can open many different types of files including images, videos, text, and audio files. You should make sure the file you're trying to open has the correct file extension for it to open properly.

Will Discord compress my file?

Discord will not compress your file. If you need to reduce the file size, you'll need to use a compression program such as WinZip or WinRAR.

What should I do if Discord is having difficulty opening a file?

If Discord is having difficulty opening a file, you should try checking the file format, updating Discord, downloading the file again, and checking your network connection.

How do I update Discord?

Open the Discord app, go to the gear icon in the bottom left corner, and select "Check for Updates". If an update is available, you'll be prompted to install it.

Does Discord have a file size limit?

Yes, Discord does have a file size limit. The maximum file size for files uploaded to Discord is 8MB.

Can I open a file from my computer using Discord?

Yes, you can open a file from your computer using Discord. Simply drag and drop the file into the Discord window.

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