So first I want to access my personal folders inside the /home directory to try to recover them to an external device before formatting the laptop.
Straight to the point: I installed LM in a USB flash drive and booted from it. The problem arrives when I try to access my personal user folder inside /home from the live session. I'm not given permission, so I have to use the terminal and access after "sudo su" command. Then I can get inside, but this is what I find:
mint@mint /media/mint/5720e86b-ddf5-47d3-9868-2f183f4739a6/home $ sudo su
mint home # cd flamewart
mint flamewart # ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 1000 1000 56 Sep 28 2016 Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop -> /usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-mount-private.desktop
lrwxrwxrwx 1 1000 1000 52 Sep 28 2016 README.txt -> /usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-mount-private.txt
mint flamewart #
The readme.txt states "this directory has been unmounted to protect your data", and tells to run the command "ecryptfs-mount-private", which returns the following error: "encrypted private directory is not setup properly".
I have been l searching on google for solutions but I cant find anything that works. The funny thing is that I can't remember having encrypted my user folder in the past, so not sure what this is all about. Any idea how to fix this?