I've spent a lot of time arranging the apps the way I want them on my Mac and would like for them to stay that way. Is there anyway to save the current layout of Launchpad for a later restore if it gets all mixed up again? I already know about LaunchpadCleaner 2 but would rather not buy an AIR app.

  • Not to mention that LaunchpadCleaner is completely useless if you don't buy it... – Cedric H. Aug 29 '11 at 9:07

The database it uses (a simple sql database) is located in ~/Library/Application Support/Dock. That holds all your apps and their placement.

You could back up the file (or simply use TM) so that it can be restored at a later date.

  • I tried backing up that file and restoring it. Unfortunately after relaunching the Dock all it did was keep the apps in the pages I set them but not in the order I placed them. – cykepx Aug 29 '11 at 13:41

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