Destroyed a completely functional installation trying to upgrade to 126.96.36.199
In an attempt to upgrade from 2.0.?.? to 188.8.131.52 I have completely messed things up.
I made a backup of my vanilla2 install by renaming the vanilla folder (this is what I did when I upgraded Vanilla 1)
I then copied the folder and named it vanilla again.
I used the "Vanilla-core-184.108.40.206" that I had downloaded to overwrite all the files in the existing Vanilla folder.
Now visitors to my forum get this error message :- "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /homepages/34/d260127691/htdocs/vanilla/index.php on line 48"
To add to the problems I seem to have accidentally deleted my backup folder too.
I have now backed up to a local disk everything that remains of the install except for one file which refuses to download:-
I assume that as my database should be intact I should be able to restore at least some functionality.
Can somebody please guide me in the right direction preferably using language that an idiot can follow.
Thank you in advance, Mike