I have an iPod touch Gen 3 running ios 4.2.1.
I have done a restore via itunes on my MacBook many times in the past. Usually when I do a restore, all the apps on my iPod are restored.
For example, I recently did a restore last year and all the apps were restored.
However, today I did a restore and the apps have not been restored. Worse still, when I go to iTunes and view my ipod, the Apps tab in iTunes is missing. There is only a tab that says "file sharing" but when I click on it nothing is displayed.
When I go to the iTunes directory on my Mac (under home > music) I can see all the app Ipa files but there doesn't seem to be anyway to restore them.
How can I get my apps back?
Because this ipod is so old, none of the apps are available in the iTunes App store anymore.
And yes, I know that this model of iPod is no longer supported, but I have always been able to restore in the past without any problem.