Repairing a Corrupted Index

To be able to perform full-text searches in user dictionaries, Lingvo builds an index for each user dictionary you add. If the index becomes physically corrupted (this may happen if you temporarily run short of free disk space), you need to rebuild the index. Simply remove the corrupted index files from your system and Lingvo will rebuild the index next time you carry out a full-text search.

In most cases, ABBYY Lingvo will detect index failures automatically and display a corresponding warning message.

To delete a corrupted index for a user dictionary:

If you click No, the index will not be deleted and you will not be able to use this dictionary full-text searches.

You can delete the corrupted index later by doing the following:

  1. Select Dictionaries... on the Tools menu.
  2. Click the Update Index… button in the Dictionaries dialog box. The corrupted index will be deleted and Lingvo will rebuild the index for all the user dictionaries.


  1. Index files are stored on your hard disk in the same folder where the dictionary is stored. Make sure that you have write permissions for this folder.
  2. Dictionaries stored on a remote computer cannot be added to the index.