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    Search Windows 8 C:\ for Firefox v24 custom dictionary loc


    Hi,
    I'm trying to migrate my old XP Firefox persdict.dat file content over to Windows 8.


    It is not where it was supposed to be.

    c:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Unique-1234-ID\persdict.dat

    The only persdict.dat file I can find is for Thunderbird. (I'm fairly certain the apps don't share a file.)

    I go to Firefox and type something into a random website's comments (“dorkdorkdork”), and right click and save that to the Firefox custom dictionary, but I'm not able to find that string anywhere on the PC??

    So if I go to C:\ and F3 to search for “dorkdorkdork”, it should be able to find that text on the machine – right? Since the unique text is in a standard unencrypted text file....somewhere.

    Thanks!

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Thunderbird is Firefox, I think...
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    (Thunderbird and Firefox are separate.)

    But.. I just solved it.

    The file does not exist by default, until you add a word. I just waited a few min. (4min) and the persdict.dit file was created in the above directory with "dorkdorkdork" as the only entry.

    Strange that there was a delay - but now I have the file I can copy over my spelling data into.

    Problem solved.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Oh, you mean the TARGET directory was not there, I get it. I've seen Thunderbird - Oh - Thunderbird is a program that gets installed with an Automotive Program, called NAPA- I don't know what other programs use it, NAPA uses Thunderbird, a server and client thing, to connect all of the workstations to the Server.
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