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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.

1Navigate to the “Go to Folder”

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.

2Go to ~/Library Folder”

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary window

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

3Select “Spelling” Folder

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary Spelling

4Locate the “LocalDictionary”

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. 

5Edit “LocalDictionary”

Remove An Accidentally Added Word To The Dictionary edit file

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

5Remove the word

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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Aruna Lakmal

Associate Technical Specialist at Pearson, Sri Lanka. Technology junky, enthusiast, a VMware vExpert and a blogger with more than 7 years of Experience in Information Technology more focusing on VMware Virtualization, Microsoft and Datacenter Technologies.

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