sbrichardson / DiscordChatExporter

Exports Discord chat logs to a file

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DiscordChatExporter can be used to export message history from a Discord channel to a file. It works with direct messages, group messages, and server channels, and supports Discord's dialect of markdown as well as all other rich media features.

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This application comes in two flavors: graphical user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI). The following table lists all available download options:

Downloads Supported OS
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 🟒 Stable release ( βš™οΈ
  • 🟠 CI build ( βš™οΈ
  • πŸ‹ Docker (tyrrrz/discordchatexporter)
  • πŸ“¦ AUR (discord-chat-exporter-cli) πŸ¦„
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher
  • Linux (multiple distros)


  • Graphical user interface (Windows)
  • Command line interface (Windows, Linux, macOS)
  • Support for both user and bot tokens
  • Support for Discord's dialect of markdown
  • Support for Discord's message filter syntax
  • Support for attachments, embeds, emoji, and other rich media features
  • Multiple output formats: HTML (dark/light), TXT, CSV, JSON
  • File partitioning, date ranges, and other export options
  • Exports messages on the fly without buffering in-memory


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Building the project locally


To build the entire solution run the following command in the root of the repository:

> dotnet build

This will generate runtime artifacts for each project:


You can also build and run a specific project directly. To do that, navigate to its directory and use dotnet run:

> cd DiscordChatExporter.Gui
> dotnet run


Exports Discord chat logs to a file



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