Remove misspelled word from the custom dictionary

Windows Mail can perform spellchecking, and it is possible to add new words to the dictionary used. If having added a misspelled word to the custom dictionary, then it can be removed like this:
  1. Open the following file in notepad:

    %USERPROFILE%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\UserDictionary.lex

  2. Find the word that have been spelled wrong and remove it. Make sure not to leave any blank lines.
  3. Save and close notepad.
The spell checker should now recognize the word as being misspelled again.

Credits Winhelponline.com

Comments:

  1. Barry says:

    Thanks
    That got me out of fix after I added my own name spelt wrong?

    not wise enough to know full path I found it by search for *.lex
    Best wishes

    barry opps I mean Barry :0

  2. Bernie Ness says:

    I cannot find the file recommended in notepad. I unfortunately have Vista and nothing works as before. I want to clean up my dictionary as I have several misspelled words. Any help is appreciated.

    thanks,

    Bernie Ness

  3. snakefoot says:

    Bernie Ness
    I cannot find the file recommended in notepad. I unfortunately have Vista and nothing works as before.

    Press the Start-button and run the following the command using "Start Search..."

    notepad.exe "%USERPROFILE%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\UserDictionary.lex"

    Else do a file search for the file "UserDictionary.lex"

  4. Marianne says:

    I cannot open .lex files.

  5. Chris Romeril says:

    It worked great for me, I have had a problem with one word for 5 years and deiced to google how to fix it, this is great, no more will I send emails with i instead of I. Don't know why I ever mistakenly added i in the add box, thanks again.

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