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I'm trying to import some settings unto a new machine, I've edit the Menus and removed some categories and removed some entries but I don't know where does Alacarte stores the file which contains all of that information.

How can I find this file (if it exists)? or How can I Import my custom menu settings?

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I don't think there's a dedicated file managing menu associations centrally. Alacarte operates by modifying applications' .desktop files, so you might want to back up these folders:

~/.local/share/applications
/usr/local/share/applications
/usr/share/applications
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I just thought it might be helpful to add to this that if you create a launcher in Alacarte it will go specifically in ~/.local/share/applications with a (somewhat unhelpful) filename like alacarte-made.desktop, alacarte-made1.desktop, alacarte-made2.desktop, etc. – Brian Z Mar 7 '15 at 7:46
    
the filenames was driving me up the wall! I have no idea why it can't name the file after the application. Thanks for the hint though. :) – csgeek Jul 7 '15 at 15:22

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