Resolved Dictionary files in MacOS High Sierra 10.13

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Miguel Cunha, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Miguel Cunha macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello!

    Does anyone know where the system dictionary files are stored?
    In MacOS 10.11 they are stored in: /Library/Dictionaries/.
    However, in MacOS High Sierra, such directory doesn't exist.
    I already look for these files, but I'm unable to find their location.

    One other thing: is it possible to create a custom dictionary file?
    If so, how is it done?

    Thank you.
     
  2. vietluvmac macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Here you go:

    Apple dictionaries:
    Macintosh_HD/System/Library/Assets/com_apple_MobileAsset_DictionaryServices_dictionaryOSX/

    Custom dictionaries:
    /Users/your_username/Library/Dictionaries/
     
  3. Miguel Cunha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Thank you very much vietluvmac.:)
     
  4. Miguel Cunha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    By the way…
    Do you know their location in the installer DMG?
    Also, although you posted the location of custom dictionaries, I still don't know how to create one.
    Thank you.
     
  5. yobbok macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I do not see an Assets folder or a Dictionary folder in my Library folder. I can't seem to find the dictionary file in High Sierra as I have way to many incorrectly spelt words which is correcting correct with incorrect words.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    #6
    You are looking in the wrong Library folder. There is a minimum of three Library folders on any Mac - more if you have more than one user account. You just have to look in the correct Library folder.
    As was posted in Post #2, the Assets folder is NOT in your Library folder. You can find that in the /System/Library/ folder.

    I'm pretty sure that you will find the spelling list (with your misspelled words :cool: ) in your user/Library/Spelling/ folder
     

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