App Icons Disappear After Moving to SD Card

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    I know this has been discussed before but I can't find anything that helps.

    I'm running a Moto Droid with 2.2 using GED. The problem I'm having is when I move programs to the SD card (using settings - general phone settings - applications - manage applications) and reboot the droid the application icon for the ones I moved to the SD car are gone. The only thing I see is the name of the application. When I move the applications back to the phone and reboot the icons show like they should.

    I did read where it takes a few minutes for the icons to load from the SD card and I have waited 10 plus minutes without it helping. I also saw where people would reboot their home program but I can't figure out how to do that with GDE.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Nobody else is having this problem? I guess I must be doing something wrong to cause it.
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    Don't know how GDE works as a home replacement but can you restart just GDE?

    If you can restart just the launcher they will all return.
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    Just restart the launcher, it is a known issue with replacements and apps on the SD.
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    Thanks. I don't know how to restart GDE. Anyone know?
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    If not in its own menu settings, go to menu, settings, applications, manage applications, then your app, hit force stop. Then your home key.
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    This will work if there is no restart option.
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    The restarting of GDE worked. I did notice that every time you restart the Droid you have to restart GDE to get the icons back. Hopefully this will be fixed in the future.

    I appreciate the help.
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