just saw your replies.. is it possible to restore only the pp_ part of my database? it's 1gb db and i'd hate to lose 30 odd new members and 100's of forum posts. I currently have my classifieds locked at the file system level. I'm not too worried about losing images if that's my only problem i could probably manually copy in the ones over the last month. but not sure if it goes deeper than that.. for example i just tried to upload a test ad and no categories showed in the drop down box..