Clear board cache (delete everything in the /cache/ folder [NOT /phpbb_seo/cache/] except for .htaccess and index.htm
Activate URL rewriting in phpBB ACP.
Activating the Zero duplicate is wise at this point.
Topic URL synchronization: -http://www.example.com/phpbb_seo/sync_url.php
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