So, long story short I've accidentally deleted an entire category of my forum. This has consequently deleted all of the content within it too. I jumped into action and obtained a database backup from earlier today. I restored the xf_thread and xf_post table successfully, and then created a new category with the corresponding nodes from before. I ran queries in order to replace the old node IDs with the new nodes as such: Code: UPDATE xf_thread SET node_id = 67 WHERE node_id = 60 I did this for each new node I'd created, and then proceeded to rebuild my forums cache. Upon visiting my forum the nodes appeared empty as if they don't exist, but the threads and posts were appearing within them: Spoiler - no messages or posts - messages and posts My forum statistics also don't reflect the threads or posts being restored. I know this could be perplexing but does anyone know how I might fix this? I'm reaching the end of my chain on this mistake.