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Default [Q] Lost app data after copying files to new SD card

So here's what I did:

- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with an old 2GB microSD card, bought new 32GB micro SD card as an upgrade. I wanted to transfer the 2GB microSD card's contents to the 32GB one. Didn't have a PC/lappy with me at the time.
- I created a folder called "SD" in the internal storage and moved all files from the 2GB microSD to that folder
- inserted the 32GB card, moved the contents of the "SD" folder to the 32GB card

Now here's the problem :

- after all these, some of my games no longer have their icons, and when i tap them i get a message saying "application is not installed".

What could have happened here?
 
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Most probably there are (were) hidden files that didn't get transfered. It is best to use a PC to transfer data. I did it 2-3 times and it works 100%. Also, if you had games installed to SD card - you have to move them to PHONE and then back to new SD. just copying the SD card won't do the trick. Or use Titanium backup to back up apps. Copying SD card works for data/app data, various obb files for games etc, but not for APPS that were moved to SD card.
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