Following a factory reset I am trying to restore my apps, which I saved to a Micro SD Card using AppBackup. Thus far I have gone into the Restore List tab on AppBackup, where I can find the appdata backup files listed by date. Using the most recent I then found a full list of my apps. So far so good. The problem is almost all the apps have "App not installed" in red next to them. I cannot select them so cannot restore them. Clearly I have misunderstood the purpose of backing up to a Micro SD Card. I thought, given it listed all my apps, I could then perform a full restore from here.
Unless I have missed a step or misunderstood the process I will have to manually re-install from Google Play. I have already signed into Google Play, but that only found about 5 out of 160 apps! I also plugged my Transformer TF101 to my Windows PC and I can see the apps via Windows Explorer, but there is no apps folder on the Intermnal Storage into which I could drag the apps.
For future purposes, in case I have to go down this road again, I would be grateful if either my error could be spotted or guidance given as to the best way of backing up and restoring after a factory reset.