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  1. #1
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    Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

    Encrypted private directory is not setup properly
    After using this setup of 12.04 server for a while when one day I encountered this:

    ***********************
    paul@www:~$ dir
    Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop README.txt


    paul@www:~$ less README.txt
    THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.

    From the graphical desktop, click on:
    "Access Your Private Data"

    or

    From the command line, run:
    ecryptfs-mount-private

    paul@www:~$ sudo ecryptfs-mount-private
    ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

    paul@www:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for paul:
    root@www:/home/paul# ecryptfs-mount-private
    ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

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    I have looked for a couple of days and I can't seem to find a way to take care of this. I think I would like to un-encrypt these home directories. Oh yes, and I should be seeing the directories for the ten or so users that I have, and I do not.

    Thanks to anyone for your help.

  2. #2
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    Re: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

    Have you tried running the command as your user instead of as root? Just use the ecryptfs-mount-private command without using sudo.
    Cheesemill

  3. #3
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    Re: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

    Yes, when I do that I get this:

    paul@www:~$ ecryptfs-mount-private
    ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

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