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Proberts042
March 14th, 2013, 08:26 PM
After using this setup of 12.04 server for a while when one day I encountered this:

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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.

Proberts042
March 19th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Because there has been no response to this thread I have moved the issue to the Security Discussions area.