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Oops! That isn't a word---how do I erase it from Chrome's dictionary?

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  • Started 2 years ago by angloo
  • Latest reply from ronniesonora
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angloo
Posts: 3

Every so often I will accidentally right click on a word and instead of spellchecking it, Google Chrome will add it to my dictionary. And it seems to offer NO WAY TO REMOVE IT. Surely there has to be a way to delete words from Chrome (my worst nightmare is making an online job application and not having the dictionary catch it--most recent word is "woudl") without something drastic like re-installing Chrome after deleting it from my computer?

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

angloo, at this time, it's not possible to remove a word from the Google dictionary.

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angloo
Posts: 3

Ron, that s a very disappointing response. Apparently this has been a problem for YEARS.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Yes, you would think if you can add a word, you could remove it.

Posted 2 years ago
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afuhnk
Posts: 309

Go to
DRIVE:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Edit file
Custom Dictionary.txt
Close/Save the file.
Reload Chrome.

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

If you never manually added a word that file will not be there.
I added a mispelled word to test and the file appeared. I deleted the word, BADABIM word is, again, detected as mistyped.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Thanks, learn something new every day.

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