Make sure "show hidden files and folders" is enabled on your PC, select all on the micro SD, right click copy, go to your desktop, create a new folder, open it, right click paste, then insert your new SD card, and copy everything back
Well it worked for me. thanks for the help but I see that I must have another issue.
After going from a 2GB to 16GB microSD card the phone still shows that it low on phone storage. It must be referring to internal phone storage. What do I need to do to fix this? Move things from the internal phone storage to the microSD card?
It could be that your installed apps are on the large side (you didn't mention how large they are). Assuming your internal storage is actually getting full, you can look into using Link2SD, which uses a second partition on your SD card to move installed apps onto. This is different from the move to SD option because the system thinks that the apps are on internal storage. You need to be rooted to use Link2SD.