this is not difficult, the instructions are simplet an straight forward.
They seemed simple and straight-forward to me too, they just didn't work. Actually, the changed files version install worked fine but then it wouldn't restore my database. Now I can get the full version install to the same point but I again cannot restore my database. Plus I'm not sure what happens to the database when I upgrade the forum to 2.0.13 and then try to restore a 2.0.6 database...?
follow them exactly and in order and you will not have a problelm
I thought I had done that, yet I am still having a problem.
now, your members, posts, settings everything is in the database, so no matter what you do to the phpbb files, you can't hurt that.
I hope it's still ok, it SHOULD be.
if you do a complete new install with a new database or at least new table prefix. then once it is all up with the default message and working, you can just change the new config.php file to the correct info for your old database.
then you will have to run the database update_to_latest.php file and you are done.
OK so you are saying do the upgrade, change the prefix (how?), restore the database, THEN do the update_to_latest?
I need step-by-step recipes for this. Help?