@TheNbomr....no the .desktop and .directory are file extensions in the directories that I had mentioned in my first post.
doing an "ls" on /usr/share/applications you will see a list of files for example: "gnome-screenshot.desktop"
doing an "ls" on /usr/share/desktop-directories you will see a list of files for example:
Here is a link to the page I have been trying to follow to achieve my end result.
This should help explain a bit more what I'm trying to accomplish here.