Hi @xenopeek ,
It came back with:
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mint@mint:~$ sudo ecryptfs-recover-private
INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)...
find: ‘/run/user/999/gvfs’: Permission denied
What if I was to boot into my "normal" system, drop to Terminal (via Ctrl + Alt + F3), login (which works), then manually start Cinnamon (not too sure what the command would be though...) - theoretically, would that work long enough to let me copy the folder to removable storage and then delete it?
Annnd that would be a resounding “Nope” (Cinnamon does not even appear, and I am immediately returned to the Terminal login).
It definitely *appears* to be a storage issue though - there’s too much to punch into my cell phone, but there were error messages about there not being enough storage space...
I know how to move up / down directories within Terminal, but how do I list the directories by size (I can’t seem to find the folder I suspect is causing the issue) and / or delete a particular directory via Terminal?
So in the end, I dropped to Terminal on the login screen (Ctrl + Alt + F3); navigated to the directory of the suspect folder and then deleted said folder; rebooted my computer and everything seems to be working fine now... Obviously I've lost some data (thankfully nothing too valuable!), but the data I actually care about is safe and things are back to normal.
Note to self - probably pay attention to the size of a directory before copying it to local storage!