How To Unlearn Or Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The macOS Dictionary

How To Unlearn Or Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The macOS Dictionary

I had a problem, and faced some issues while I’m processing a word document due to an accidentally added word to the dictionary in my MacBook Pro. I thought to share this in my blog as it can be really useful for the readers with similar issues. It was a quite easy fix in my macOS Mojave.

Follow below steps to remove a word from your macOS dictionary, which add un intentionally.

[tw_list no=”1″]Navigate to the “Go to Folder” [/tw_list]

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary Go to folder

Simply open your “Finder“, and navigate to Go -> “Go to Folder , and it will open you a window.

[tw_list no=”2″]Go to ~/Library Folder” [/tw_list]

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary window

Hit “return” or click on “Go” to open the “Library” folder 

[tw_list no=”3″]Select “Spelling” Folder [/tw_list]

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary Spelling

[tw_list no=”4″]Locate the “LocalDictionary”[/tw_list]

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary local dictionary file

All the added or learned dictionary words were added to this file, and simply removing words from this file will remove the word from the dictionary. 

[tw_list no=”5″]Edit “LocalDictionary”[/tw_list]

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary edit file

Open the “LocalDictionary” file using one of the text editors to edit the file

[tw_list no=”5″]Remove the word[/tw_list]

Now simply edit the file, and remove the accidentally added word to your dictionary, this will help you to overcome from an unexpected issues when you are editing a document. 

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2 responses

  1. adamp42 Avatar

    I only have 5 words in LocalDictionary! There are many other words I have added and there the non sense word I need to remove isn’t in there! HALP

  2. Anne Carpenter Avatar
    Anne Carpenter

    LocalDictionary is an empty file on my Mac OS Catalina and I still have brightfieqld recognized as a word. I don’t have Learn/Unlearn as options at all when right clicking in TextEdit. I’ve searched every file on my computer that says LocalDictionary, CustomDictionary, Dictionary and none of the files have any word. I’ve searched the computer for the actual word brightfieqld and it doesn’t come up anywhere. I don’t understand why everyone else has these options and I don’t!

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