After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown:

  • Deinstall Wine Application
  • Search C:
  • Configure Wine
  • Winetricks

When I start Alacarte the wine menu shows all program menus and they are marked.

Why are the wine program menu entries not shown on in the Xfce Application Menu?

Content of /home/USER/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu:

MergeFile type="parent"/etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/menus/xfce-applications.menu</MergeFile>


contains all wine-Programs.menu files


contains the .desktop folders and files of the installed windows programs


contains all wine .directory files

  • Could you post the contents of one .desktop file of a Wine program that is not showing up in the menu? Commented May 26, 2015 at 22:04

1 Answer 1


This is apparently due to a larger bug in the applications menu. In order for a folder to show, it must have at least one launcher in it. Since the Wine "Programs" folder may install with only sub-folders, it isn't displayed (even if there are launchers in the sub-folders). See this bug report, and the workaround in the reply:


I had this problem on one machine, and not on one other. The one that showed the menu had installed Wine with a launcher for MS Access in the Programs folder. In the problem machine, there was no launcher. I added a launcher for a Windows program to the Programs folder, and now it is visible.

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