The vb3 forum was installed in the subdirectory /forums/. The new xenforo installation is in the root.
I have vb3 redirct files in place, but as they are supposed to be in the same directory that the vb3 installation was in, i created a directory /forums/ and put showthread.php etc in that directory, and 301config.php in the root, with uncommented $fileDir = '/home/user/public_html';
Of course there is a conflict as xenforo by default uses /forums/ in the URL path for forums - so when you click on the forum list you just go to a directory listing of the redirect scripts.
How do i get around this please?