Droid - lost apps on SD card after factory reset

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    I moved 6 of my apps to the SD card on my Droid X Froyo 2.2

    However, after bringing the Droid back up, the SD card only seemed to contain my Music and Photos. Where did the apps go? I installed again from the Market but that's not the point!
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    How did you move them to the card? Can you confirm they are now on the card, again?
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    What exactly do you mean by "bringing the Droid back up"?

    Doing a factory reset always emptied the .adroid_secure folder on my SD card. And that is where the apps get moved to when you put them on the SD card via manage applications.
    I really couldn't find a way around this. I simply had to reinstall the apps then move them back to the SD card.
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    Any way around this would open paid apps to be able copied for free..... As everyone knows this is not allowed here on DF.
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    I certainly wasn't implying to make the apps available (especially paid apps). I didn't even think of it until you mentioned it here.
    I was just trying to figure out a way to not have to move the apps to the SD card again after a reset. But since you're doing a full factory reset, you basically end up with no installed apps from the market, so it only makes sense that this folder would get cleaned as well.
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