I couldn't remember the password that I've used for so many weeks, and changed it in recovery mode but for many reasons I decided to reinstall Ubuntu 12.10 with my seperate /home folder intact and passphrase at hand so I can decrypt my old /home when reinstalled.
Now I that all is going well and ubuntu 12.10 is reinstalled I want to access my old data which during the installation process I have mounted at /backups.
I'm following this guide; http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1101.
All seems fine until step 7 where it will be mounted at /tmp/ecryptfs.45LC2WiF. When I go to this folder I can see several files and one folder, and in it a subfolder (my username).
Main /tmp/ecryptfs.45LC2WiF$ folder
- Lost+Found (folder)
- empec (folder, my username)
- .ecryptfs (folder)
- .directory (link (broken))
- .cache (folder)
- Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop (Link to desktop configuration file)
- README.txt (Link to plain text document)
- .ecryptfs (link (broken))
- .private (link (broken))
The readme.txt notes
THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.
From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data"
From the command line, run: ecryptfs-mount-private
When trying to open Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop, terminal opens and closes instantly. So nothing happens.
And when executing
ecryptfs-mount-private I get the following;
$ cd /tmp/ecryptfs.45LC2WiF/ $ ecryptfs-mount-private ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly
How do I access the encrypted files and move, delete or alter them?
Thanks in advance!
- I do not have the old password (Or atleast I think so).
- I have the old passphrase used to encrypt the /backups formerly /home
[updated] Changed Step 5.3 into Step 7. Problem remains the same.