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    Apps are missing after changing SD card

    I have android phone. I usually download many apps from play store. Now I want to expand my SD card but when I change my SD card some applications are missing. I donít know about the problem. Can you give me the solution?

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Dear,
    It happened because of some app you have installed on your device were located on your Old SD card.
    So by changing SD card, you lost your Apps.
    Here you have to first move your Apps from old SD card to phone Memory.
    After it replace your sd card with new one.
    Follow the steps to Move apps in Phone.
    Settings>>>Applications>>>Manage Applications>>> Select any of those app and move to phone.
    Thank you...°°

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Hi there,

    If you are not able to find your previously downloaded apps after changing SD card then it means all those apps that you have downloaded previously had been installed in your SD card and not in the internal memory.

    So, as long as you change your SD CARD all those apps also get disappears.

    So, you should transfer the apps that you have installed in your SD card to the internal memory of the mobile to get back those apps but it probably slow down your phone.


    You will have to download those apps again in the new SD card to avoid slow down of phone
    Regard!!!

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Hello ,
    usually when you download apps or data in your device it is either saved in the internal memory which is device's memory or external memory that is sd card . So if your apps or data are saved in internal memory they will remain in your device even if you change the sd card . But if you save them in the sd card then they will be missing from your device if you change your card . I would suggest you to move your apps from your old sd card to the phone and again move that to the new sd card after replacing them. If there is no enough space for that just simply insert the new sd card and try to install them again .
    Hope that helps . Thanks

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    dear friend..
    its obvious from your scenario that you have stored your phone's installed apps in sd card..
    hence forth change setting and save in onto your phone memory to avoid such circumstances..

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    if you have changed the SD Card then the Applications installed in the previous SD card would be gone, you need to make sure that all the Applications that you have installed in the previous SD card need to be installed in the new SD Card in order to get that working.

    For that, first re insert the old card and move all the Apps in that card to Internal memory of the Device System, else Take a back up of all the Apps installed and change the back up file to the SD CARD, TO ACCESS the Apps.

    All the Best.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    There are certain application that are placed in your Sd card in order to manage space in your phone. Those applications which are kept in SD card are lost due to improper copying of files from your old Sd card to new one. Copy every file exactly then you will have all the applications that were present in the phone. If you still have the problem then you have to download them and the data will be intact at least.
    Hope This Helps.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    U might have installed that apps on the sd card so they are not visible they have gone with the older sd card

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have android phone. I usually download many apps from play store. Now I want to expand my SD card but when I change my SD card some applications are missing. I donít know about the problem. Can you give me the solution?
    ya it true because some application are saved in the SD card and some apps are saved in the phone memory so when you change your SD card so then some apps are missing their.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    That means some of the Apps you have downloaded were present in the old SD card, thats why the apps are not seen. by removing the old SD card you have removed those Apps along with that, Better take the back up of all the Apps in the Old--> transfer it to the NEW and then insert the New card. Now it will be working Fine. All the Best.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    hello friend
    yes it happens when your some apps get installed in sd card and when you change sd card it got lost from phone as it was in sd card not in phone memory so better you reboot your device and install all missing apps from google market.


    thank you

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    The issue of Apps missing after changing SD card is due to when you install an application; it is stored in Either Internal or External Memory Card.And if it is stored in Internal Memory then it will remain on the device and if it is stored in External Memory then it will remain on SD card sand will disappear If SD card is removed from the slot.

    You can install the application on internal memory which are required.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Usually apps in android are stored in the SD card or in the phone memory after they are installed.

    The apps in the phone memory will work even when the SD card is removed.

    But if the SD card is removed, the apps in the SD card will not be working.

    So, if you want to expand your SD card you can either opt for the two methods from the below--->

    1. Copy all the data from the old SD card to the new SD card. This is the easiest method to change SD cards.

    2. Back up all the Apps with this software---> App Backup & Restore---> link. Back up all the apps and uninstall them, inset the new SD card and restore the apps.

    3. If the phone's internal memory is very big, them you can transfer all the apps to phone memory, change the SD card and then move them back to the SD card.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Holy freakin' word. Did any of you bother to read anything but the first post? Fifty freaking answers that all say the same thing. What a waste..

    FTW... I simply copy and paste the android and android.secure folders from the old card to the new one. Too much time to go through all the apps move them back to the phone one at a time. Even a batch move takes too long.

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    Re: Apps are missing after changing SD card

    Hello
    When you install any app that may be installed to the SD card.
    and after removing the card the path of the files is disturbed.
    that's why when you reinsert the same card , you will unable to use that apps again


    Solution:
    Always move the loaded apps of SD card to internal memory before removing it.
    You can use a free app that is App2SD freely downloaded from google play store.

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