# Taking KDE config files with me

I'm reinstalling my Kubuntu 12.04 and I want to take my Kate, Kile, Okular, Dolphin & Konsole config files with me.

Where are this files located? I've looked around /home/, /home/.kde/ and /home/.config/ but found nothing.

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They are supposed to be in your '/home/username/' they are hidden directories with a . in front of them.

I am just not sure whether they were just in '/home/username/.kate' or in '/home/username/.kde/applications/'

But I am 100% sure that they are in you '/home/username/' directory. You could just try to copy your entire home to your new system. That would also retain them.

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To view all hidden files, do C-h. And also, some config files are hidden files, some are located within hidden folders, such as .mozilla and .thunderbird –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 14:03
@asymptotically I mentioned I had already checked some hidden folders, so I know how to see hidden folders and files; thanks anyway. –  Gabriel Jul 25 '12 at 14:06
@Jochen there are no /home/username/.kate (or ../.kile, etc..) or /home/username/.kde/applications/ folders in my system. I don't want to copy the entire /home/ folder, I just want those particular files/folders. They have to be there somewhere. –  Gabriel Jul 25 '12 at 14:09
Sorry, didn't mean to demean you or anything, just added to Jochen's answer for complete clarity :P –  asymptotically Jul 25 '12 at 15:03
Config files are always stored in you home folder. You could try a: find /home/username/ -name '*kate*' and see which folders it finds. This will also work for other programs just change the search part of the command. –  Jochen Oonincx Jul 26 '12 at 10:55

Got an answer in the Kubuntu Forums by oshunluvr. Here it is:

I believe they're all in /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config and /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/apps.

Most of the configs are named PROGRAMrc, like katerc for kate and so on. The ../apps directory contains add-ons like skins and plugins.

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