Install over exsisting xF database


So stupidly because of my self not reading I accidentally deleted my install D: but the databases stayed. Is there any way to reinstall over the existing database without deleting everything? I know I can save the database and just reimport it but is there a easier way?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
1) Upload the files.

2) Point the library/config.php file to the existing database.

3) Manually create the internal_data/install-lock.php file. The content of the file doesn't matter as long as the file exists.

Note that you will have lost all avatars and attachments because those are stored in the file system.