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DICT file format description

Many people share .dict files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dict file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dict files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dict - DICT Data File

The DICT data files are related to DICT. DICT file is a DICT Data File. DICT is a dictionary network protocol created by the DICT Development Group. The standard dictd server made by the DICT Development Group uses a special DICT file format. Dictionaries in the standard DICT file format are made up of two files, a .index file and a .dict file (or .dict.dz if compressed).

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DICT Data File related extensions:
DICT Index File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dict file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dict files. Be especially cautious with .dict files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dict file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dict file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

doct, dit, ict, dct, dic, dlct, dist

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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