Board is up and running everything has been tested.
Now a couple weeks later, the redirects have apparently not worked. Forgive my noobness on this process!
I installed XF in the previous forum's directory " /forums3 ....
I uploaded the files per this resource:
No go. All the indexed (google) threads/posts are returning only to the forum index, not the threads.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've got 1.5 million posts out there with no home apparently.
Thanks and sorry for spilling noob all over the place.