I have installed the new mod using the full rather than the Changelog as you suggested and things seem to be working OK and no information was lost.
1. I did encounter one problem. I was unable to delete the Cache file and then saw later to set the CMOD to 777. It was already 777, is that why I couldn't delete it?
Anyway, I did upload the new files from the Root into the Cache file but now I'm wondering if it was OK to do that? There were quite a few .php files already in the Cache that I couldn't delete that weren't in the new one that came with the mod.
2. Also, in the ACPin Tpoic title attributes I'm seeing animated icons for topics that aren't showing up on the board. Do I need to do something else for them to show up?
3. I wish to install a mod that will let me edit the number of member posts. I found a mod here that will allow me to do that but will installing it mess up something on this update that I just installed?
Thanks so much for the help you have been giving me.