This article describes how to remove misspelled words from the custom dictionary in the event that you’ve added them accidentally, while using the Spell checker in Windows Mail in Windows Vista.

Removing misspelled words from the custom dictionary

Click Start, type notepad.exe and press ENTER

From the File menu choose Open

Type the exact path and file name given below and click Open:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows Mail\UserDictionary.lex

UserDictionary.lex is a plain-text file which stores the list of words that add using the Spell Checker in Windows Mail. After removing the misspelled word that you accidentally added earlier, make sure that there are no blank lines left by these deletions. Save the file and close Notepad.

See Also

Error "This language is no longer available for spell checking" when using the Spell Checker in Windows Mail


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6 Comments

  1. Leon Ruder
    said this on Saturday, October 15th 2011 9:58 am

    To edit words in WINDOWS 7 Spellchecker
    open computer (usually C)
    open users
    choose your name (open folder)
    App Data
    Local
    Microsoft
    windows Live mail
    Open Proof folder
    Lang 0409 ( ask it to open with your own computer)
    open with notepad
    deleted your unwanted words
    do not leave any blank lines left by the deletion
    close notepad

  2. Mike Schwalb
    said this on Friday, January 14th 2011 8:41 am

    Thanks for the helps it worked I got my reciept out of the dictionary.

  3. said this on Sunday, October 31st 2010 1:51 am

    Thank you for your article!

    Since I am using Windows Live Mail 2011 (part of “Live Essentials Package”) the custom dictionary are stored at %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Proof and each language has its own file:
    lang0C07.lex
    lang0407.lex
    lang0409.lex

  4. Martin
    said this on Thursday, October 14th 2010 8:36 am

    Seriously, thanks man.

  5. said this on Friday, September 10th 2010 4:23 am

    Outstanding! Thanks for the poointer er pointer;)

  6. Kare
    said this on Wednesday, August 25th 2010 6:22 pm

    Wow, nothing more user friendly than having to get talked through EXACTLY typing in gibberish into some stupid little side program to fix that. It worked but seriously, is that the best MS can do?

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