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Not Solved Failed to move myBB forum using best practices but still failed.
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I tried to backup and move my myBB forum from one web host to another. In the process my domain has changed. I followed the tutorial as described at so as far as I know I followed best pratices. I tried to change the board url and cookie settings before I moved it and then copied the entire myBB folder and MySQL database backup to the new site. All seemed to work okay, on the new host, until I tried to access the Admin Control panel where I wasn't even presented with a login but a one line error message (given below). The non admin parts of the site seem to have transferred and as far as I know work okay.

This is bound to be a frequently asked question so I apologize in advance for asking it. All I can say in my defense is that I have read all the sticky posts that I can find and tried to google for a response. I've even tried to install a language pack in order to solve the problem without solving anything. I have honestly made an attempt to solve this myself before posting here.
  • URL to your forum/URL to specific problematic page
  • New installation or upgrade (from which version of MyBB)?
    Version 1.6.9
  • Test user account (if a posting/UserCP issue)
  • Screenshot or error text, verbatim
    Your forum does not contain an Administration set. Please reupload the english language administration pack.

I appreciate any help you can give me.

I'm going to try and fix it using the merge system and see if that solves it.
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Please see this thread:

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Ok, I think I managed to figure this out using the Merge system. I've just done what appears to be a successful merge at Trying to do it the other way was causing no end of grief. I guess the moral of the story is don't listen to google.

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