How to stop using built-in home directory encryption?
I know having an encrypted home directory is a great security function but I want to disable it. I am using Acronis True Image Server for Linux to backup my files and partition (in power on state, not offline).
After mounting Acronis image, my home directory contains no files. I cant find any of my files. The only files I see are directories named
So I want to disable home encryption, but how?
But other user suggest a longer method:
1st thing to do : BACKUP YOUR HOME I can't say it louder... basically undoing encryption is equivalent to resetting (
rm -rf) your
/home, which is in fact hidden by a mount.
2nd step : log out of any desktop manager and go to a virtual console (
F1) Finally : for details :
In the event that you want to remove your
eCryptfsPrivate Directory setup, you will need to very carefully perform the following actions manually:
Obtain your Private directory mountpoint
cat ~/.ecryptfs/Private.mnt 2>/dev/null || echo $HOME/Private
Ensure that you have moved all relevant data out of your $PRIVATE directory
I would say step 5 is a bit wrong : there's no need to delete $PRIVATE, which was for me my home....
.ecryptfsdeletion, just restore your