How do I restore previous launcher icons in Docky?

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http://askubuntu.com – I recently had to bin my .cache, .config, .gconf, and .compiz-1 folders because unity got trashed for whatever reason. Now for the life of me I cannot restore docky's old launcher set, no matter what I try it is blank. I mean, I can add them back manually, but why should I have to take the time to do that? What if some other rogue config kills Unity again? I tried restoring the Docky folder in .cache and the Docky-2 folder in .gconf, neither restored Docky to its former glory. I don't get it. All my old icons/launchers are specified in the xml files. What am I missing? (HowTos)