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install lock file gone

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Member 3639, May 14, 2011.

  1. Member 3639

    Member 3639 Active Member

    Okay so i logged into my admin and this comes up:

    I accidently uploaded two folders into the install folder but i deleted only them. So i don't know where that file has gone, what is inside it for me to recreate it?

    Edit > Infact the file is there it's a different folder, why is my admin suddenly telling me a file that is there isn't?!
  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Can you please tell us what exactly happened?
  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    The install-lock file needs to be located here: /yourXenForo/internal_data/install-lock.php

    It sounds like you over-written or deleted it,or accidentally moved it. The contents of the file isn't that important, just as long it is there. My install file:

    <?php header('Location: ../index.php'); /* Installed: Tue, 05 Oct 10 22:26:24 +0000 */
  4. Member 3639

    Member 3639 Active Member

    Yeah i somehow moved that folder to inside the install folder, moved out and all fine :)
  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    What is the purpose of the install-lock.php file?
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It locks the installer so you can't accidentally overwrite your install.

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