i plugged in my usb and connected it to my pc. next i transferred my files over. I see the folders with the name of all the apps. I attempted the click and drag method but it didn't work. Perhaps i have to re-intall the apps again from the market? I hope not.
Just a heads up for next time, use astro file manager if you are not rooted, or titanium backup if you are, instead of just copying the files. Titanium backup will actually backup your apps, app data, system data, and your apps' market links. It's a great program, but requires root to work. And paying the few bucks for the upgrade is worth it too.