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VB Import Question - Avatars on filesystem when changing forum root location

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by RobParker, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I'm currently running VB3.7 and doing a test import into XF.

    I have avatars in VB stored in the filesystem at forums/customavatars with /forums being my forum root but XF will be in the root directory and not the /forums/ folder.

    When the importer asks for the locations of the avatars:

    "Attachments or avatars are being stored in the file system. Please confirm the path to these."

    Will it recognise that /forums/ is my old forum root so I just need to input


    or does it need to be


  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    You should put the path where they currently are. i.e. ./forums/customavatars
  3. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member


    That worked :) Once they've been imported into XF are they still stored on the filesystem or can they be deleted?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Once the import is done, they will then be stored in /data/avatars in your XenForo directory.

    You can then delete them from the old forum, but presumably you'll be removing the old install anyway?
  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Yep that was the reason for my question, when tidying up and removing VB after the import, can that customavatars folder be deleted :)
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Once you've imported, the old avatar directory will no longer be used.
  7. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Also, make double sure that everything has been converted over and is working correctly before you delete the source the forum. Making a thorough back of it before removal as well wouldn''t harm either.

    And welcome to xenforo btw :)

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