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  1. #1
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    Question How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    I did the following and everything went successfull, but I still can't access it (Permission denied) why?

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/tmp$ sudo ecryptfs-recover-private
    INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)...
    INFO: Found [/media/ubuntu/2ce7caff-eb9a-40ac-8faa-50bce52117a7/home/.ecryptfs/hooman/.Private].
    Try to recover this directory? [Y/n]: y
    INFO: Found your wrapped-passphrase
    Do you know your LOGIN passphrase? [Y/n] y
    INFO: Enter your LOGIN passphrase...
    Passphrase: 
    Inserted auth tok with sig [3037702eb495e9e7] into the user session keyring
    INFO: Success!  Private data mounted read-only at [/tmp/ecryptfs.NsnIktP1].
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/tmp$ cd /tmp/ecryptfs.NsnIktP1/
    bash: cd: /tmp/ecryptfs.NsnIktP1/: Permission denied
    Thanks

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    Could your sudo have timed out?
    Acer Aspire 1353 Bodhilinux 2.4.0
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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    Quote Originally Posted by roger_1960 View Post
    Could your sudo have timed out?
    No my friend. It was fresh. I am going crazy. I cant access my data and my Ubuntu died on me this morning.

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    no one?

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    try sudo cd /tmp/ecryptfs.NsnIktP1/ it's probably mounted with root permissions since you used sudo.

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    Quote Originally Posted by insane_alien View Post
    try sudo cd /tmp/ecryptfs.NsnIktP1/ it's probably mounted with root permissions since you used sudo.
    Tried ruuning it withour sudo and it doesnt allow it.

    Also:

    Code:
    sudo cd ->
    sudo: cd: command not found

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    if you use su to become root, then you should be able to cd into it.

    or you could try chown to make your user the owner.

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    Re: How to recover encrypted Home directory?

    What are the permissions on that directory/file?
    \ls -al will show them provided no ACLs are used.

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