Fresh install, .htaccess missing

I just installed NC on Ubuntu 16.04. I am seeing the “.htaccess not working” error. /etc/apache2/sites-available/nextcloud.conf has the AllowOverride All inside. sudo ls /var/www/nextcloud/data/ shows there is no .htaccess (there is one at /var/www/nextcloud/, though). When I check localhost/nextcloud/apps/files/ in my browser I get an Access Forbidden page.

I even tried making a new /var/www/nextcloud/data/.htaccess file manually following the instructions from from this post but the error persists.

Sorry if there is an obvious answer, I am not very server-savvy. I’ve tried searching through the forums and none of the answers worked.

You should add the override to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and test again.

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Should I modify all of these?

<Directory />
	Options FollowSymLinks
	AllowOverride None
	Require all denied
</Directory>

<Directory /usr/share>
	AllowOverride None
	Require all granted
</Directory>

<Directory /var/www/>
	Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
	AllowOverride None
	Require all granted
</Directory>

#<Directory /srv/>
#	Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
#	AllowOverride None
#	Require all granted
#</Directory>

Start with /var/www

Give Apache a restart and test, if that fails then do /

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Thanks for your prompt help! I just started migrating my db from sqlite -> mysql and didn’t realize it would put my server in maintainence mode. I’ll get back to you as soon as it’s done.

No dice. I enabled AllowOverride All on /var/www, then also / (running sudo service apache2 restart after edits) and I still have the error.

I’ve run the permissions script:

richard@rd-server:/var/www/nextcloud$ sudo ls -la data/
total 60860
drwxr-x---  5 www-data www-data     4096 Feb 18 16:00 .
drwxr-x--- 15 root     www-data     4096 Feb 18 11:44 ..
drwxr-x---  6 www-data www-data     4096 Feb 17 22:18 appdata_ocz19k4h003o
drwxr-x---  2 www-data www-data     4096 Feb 17 20:55 files_external
-rw-r-----  1 www-data www-data      237 Feb 18 11:20 .htaccess
-rw-r-----  1 www-data www-data        0 Feb 17 20:54 index.html
-rw-r-----  1 www-data www-data    68084 Feb 18 15:57 nextcloud.log
-rw-r-----  1 www-data www-data        0 Feb 17 20:54 .ocdata
-rw-r-----  1 www-data www-data 62218240 Feb 18 14:31 owncloud.db
drwxr-x---  5 www-data www-data     4096 Feb 17 23:46 rdecal