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XF 1.4 Problem with address

I'm not sure the best title for this. But once I'm logged in I cannot access my site the same way anymore. For example if the address is www. site.com/forum/ once logged in it now has to be www.site.com/forum/index.php?forums I think this just started happening after installing arrow chat but I'm not sure. This makes it so the link in the admin cp doesn't work because www.site.com/forum/index.php is invalid too. Any idea what would cause this or how to fix it?
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XenForo moderator
Staff member
Without a link it's difficult to say what the problem is.

However, it sounds like you have Friendly URLs enabled and the .htaccess file has been deleted or overwritten.
Possibly when you installed Arrow Chat.

You will need to restore the XenForo .htaccess file by renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess.
Friendly URLS is disabled and the .htaccess and htaccess.txt files are identical. I moved the existing .htaccess and renamed the htaccess.txt to .htaccess and there was no change.
Here's what's in the .htaccess if it helps:

# Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
# cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
# SecFilterEngine Off
# SecFilterScanPOST Off

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

# If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
# line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
# of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
#RewriteBase /xenforo

# This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]