After manually updating Drupal 7 core - I am unable to access the /admin or /user page.
Here's my process:
- backed up db
- entered maintenance mode
- manually downloaded Drupal 7.77 (deleted default 'sites' folder)
- changed root directory name (httpdocs_old); created new root directory (httpdocs); copied new core files into httpdocs (copied 'sites' folder and .htaccess from old to new) (*note on this process below)
- ran update.php, no errors
- now can't access admin - 403 Forbidden "You don't have permission to access / on this server."
*Possible cause: while copying new core files to root directory, I inadvertantly dropped the core files into httpsdocs instead of httpdocs. Once i realized what I did, I moved the core files back over to httpdocs. If those two directories (httpdocs and httpsdocs) have any identically named files, then I likely overwrote the httpsdocs files when I accidentally pasted the core files there (or moved them out when trying to correct the mistake).
If that's the case, if httpsdocs contains files that affect /admin or /user access, how would I go about recovering that? How can I find out what files are supposed to be in httpsdocs?
If that's not the case, how might I troubleshoot/resolve the 403 error?
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer this knows-enough-to-get-in-trouble type. I'm no pro, however I have successfully applied several drupal core updates in the past.