Tip for "Failed to add entry to user word list" Error

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By Jason Hurlburt

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Posted: 21 Apr 2005


"Failed to add entry to user word list" error within GroupWise 6.5.

The upgrade to GroupWise client 6.5 using the AOT file provided on the CD does not let users/power users add words to spelling dictionary.

We ran into this problem deploying a GroupWise 6.5 client update in addition to moving users to DLU with only local user rights. Since the default AOT file puts the US dictionary at the root of c:\, anyone with less than admin rights on the workstation cannot write to the file and subsequently cannot add words to the dictionary.


Change the target location of the WT61US.UWL file in the application object and reflect the change in the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\US\User Word List registry key.


In order to move the dictionary to a location that all users have permission to write to, the application object was changed to place the WT61US.UWL file in the user's profile directory by changing the target location from "%*windir%" to "%userprofile%".

The registry key that points to the dictionary must also be changed, so the original key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\US\User 
Word List\Name="c:\WT61US.UWL"

was changed to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\User Word List\6.1\US\User 
Word List\Name = "%userprofile%\WT61US.UWL"

This solution should work for non-US dictionaries as well.

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