Notepad++ - Manually install language dictionary files of DSpellCheck

By xngo on August 9, 2019

After setting up my Notepad++ to use the proxy settings, I was able to install the DSpellCheck plugin. However, I wasn't able to download the language dictionary files. Despite using different options under the Connection settings dialog of DSpellCheck, it still crashes Notepad++. So, I gave up and install the language dictionary files manually. In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually install the language files.

  1. Go to
  2. Open the language folder you want and download all *.aff and *.dic files to %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config\Hunspell.
  3. Restart Notepad++.
  4. For my case, I opened the en folder and used
    • en_AU.aff
    • en_AU.dic
    • en_CA.aff
    • en_CA.dic
    • en_GB.aff
    • en_GB.dic
    • en_US.aff
    • en_US.dic
    • en_ZA.aff
    • en_ZA.dic
    • hyph_en_GB.dic
    • hyph_en_US.dic
  5. After you successfully installed the dictionary files, you will see the list of languages like the followings.
    DSpellCheck - list of languages
  6. Here is how the auto spell check looks like in action.
    Notepad++ - DSpellCheck in action



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Xuan Ngo is the founder of He currently lives in Montreal, Canada. He loves to write about programming and open source subjects.