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Importing from vb3.8 - Removing Soft Deleted Threads

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by MGSteve, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to remove any soft deleted threads in vB before you run the importer into XF? There's quite a lot of dross which has been soft deleted over the years, that to be quite honest, I wouldn't mind obliterating before moving everything over to XF.

    If not, is there (or could an option be added) to skip the import of Soft Deleted threads?

    btw, can a mode edit the thread title to add on '- Removing Soft Deleted Threads' please. I can't work out how to edit a thread title!
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Titled edited - only moderators and administrators can edit titles currently.

    I'm not familiar with vB's table structure but I'm sure a simple SQL query will be able to remove any soft deleted posts.
  3. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    AdminCP » Threads & Posts » Prune
    • Thread State => Deleted
    • Thread Status => Any
    • Forum => All Forums
    Click [Prune Threads]
    And then on the next page click [Prune Threads Selectively]

    This would give you a list of threads that would be deleted.
    Double check to make sure you are not going to delete any important thread, and click [Go].
    MGSteve, Jake Bunce and Brogan like this.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Shadab, even easier then if it can be done from the ACP.
  5. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Yep. Weapon of mass-deletion; right inside the Admin Panel. :D
  6. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Cheers Guys. We're going to take the opportunity of the migration to do a bit of a tidyup of the forums e.g. Remove soft deleted threads & delete 0 post accounts that haven't been logged into for 12+ months etc...

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