Originally Posted by ab7fh
You guys are the pros selling commercial software. The upgrade should never have broken those links...
Just remember though that you can post links to images on other places in your site or in a forum we can only support our program and ensure it works from our files. File structures change as software progresses. This is a common thing.
A decision was made to in the best interest of the software to do two things. Remove the userid being written onto the files and in order to prevent directories issues with larger sites to place the medium and thumbs in there own directories. The number of files in a directory is a set number so on larger sites you can run into issues so we rectified this.
You can use mod rewrite as you have found out but the permanent way to fix this is posted above in this thread and it nothing we could technicall write a script with especially when it does not deal with our product's database or files. When I converted my forum from ubbthreads to vbulletin I had to run similar commands to change my forum directory name and script names.