Don't want to hijack your question, but I think I am in a similar boat. I want to put a folder I created on my stock GB Bionic onto the home screen. I can't figure it out. I can create a new one, no problem. I can find the folder in my app drawer. But when I open it & press add to home, I get nothing. I can't figure out how to drag it (or long press it, now) to where I want it.
Is this what you are talking about?
Yes, the folders I had on the GB are listed as groups on the ICS under the apps screen, but do not appear on the home screen. I also tried to create a new folder and add it to the home screen and that also did not work.
the way to create folders in ics is very simple. long press on an app to add it to the homescreen, then go back into the app drawer and select another one to add, drag it on top of the other app and release, the two should be put into a folder on the homescreen.
afaik these will not show up as a group in the drawer (or vice-versa)
Thanks for taking the time to help, but for me at least, that isn't the problem.
I have existing folders that I created on the stock .905GB. All I want to do is move them back to where they were before the update, the home screen. I can see & open these folders in the app drawer, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to get them onto the home screen.
Basically, I don't want to re-create the folders unless there is no other option.
You're using the word "Folders" when you should be just saying "Groups" or "App Groups."
Folders (which are available in all manufacturer's versions of Android, as far as I know) is a way to collect apps on a Homescreen, and is limited to 16 apps per group.
Groups (which I believe are Motorola-specifc, though I could be wrong) are a way to manage apps in your App Drawer, and in Gingerbread you could also add these to your Homescreen. There is no limit to the amount of apps you can add to a Group, as far as I know.
I too have tried to add these to the Homescreen after ICS and it doesn't work, saying that there is no space on my Homescreen, even if I remove all other icons from the Homescreen. So if this gets resolved I'd definitely like to know about it.