XF 1.4 Importing an Old XF Forum, but only have the Database

Hello all,

I'm merging some old data, and I have a database that was zipped up some time ago. The XF version to be imported is still 1.4.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I got the web files though, so no data or internal data directory.

Would it be worth trying this with a fresh install so I can just pull the posts through? as in override the existing MySQL tables? Or will it not work like that?

Any suggested routes?
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It doesn't need to be an active installation to be imported.

Just the database and files (avatars, attachments) are required.
As you don't have the files, just create empty directories.