XF 1.3 Clean Install


I have a question, after a while of having a forum, the backend of the server gets pretty messy if it isn't kept organised, and I was wondering if it was possible to remove all files and upload a brand new copy of xenforo but still keep all of our members and posts and stuff. I understand ill need to reinstall the theme and the profile pictures and attachments and all plugins, but is that all that is needed. I want to clean my server up.

Please advise me :)


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Staff member
You can do that but unless you have uninstalled a lot of add-ons and not removed the files there is no point.

There are no additional files generated after the software has been installed, other than avatars, attachments and cache files (if the options have been enabled).