I have a samsung galaxy Y with android 2.3.6(Ginger bread) installed.
I connected my mobile to a computer infected with virus and my sd card contents were moved into another folder.
I restored the contents to the previous location but I do not see any applications installed in the sd card in my mobile now.

  • Did you restart after the restoration? – Sid Aug 2 '13 at 13:44
  • Restore means that I moved the files in the sd card and yes I restarted the mobile. – M.Tarun Aug 2 '13 at 13:46
  • We know what restore means :) – Sid Aug 2 '13 at 13:46
  • Sorry. I thought that you meant factory reset. – M.Tarun Aug 2 '13 at 13:49

You most likely forgot to restore the "hidden folders". Apps moved to SDCard are placed into a hidden folder called .android_secure. Check whether you can find that anywhere, and then restore it as well to its original location. After that (and another reboot), your apps should be back.

  • Unfortunately I uninstalled the apllications as they were not working.Is there any way to reinstall them without downloading them again? – M.Tarun Aug 3 '13 at 6:30
  • Only if you've kept their .apk files, sorry. – Izzy Aug 3 '13 at 12:56

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