My situation is as follows.
I upgraded my ubuntu version (12.04 to 14.04), using as a fresh install ~ it consistently failed when using update manager or apt-get.
I kept my home on a separate partition, I have backups of the important information.
when I set up 12.04 I used an encrypted home drive.
After my upgrade, my encrypted home is not mounting correctly and I'm currently unable to decrypt it.
I also have the following folders / files on the partition:
. └── davem ~ this my old home drive, it contains the files .ecryptfs .Private README.txt and Acces-your_Private-Data.desktop . └── .ecryptfs ~ this again contains a 'copy' of my davem folder, here follows a copy of the tree, from this directory. . └── davem ├── .ecryptfs │ ├── auto-mount │ ├── auto-umount │ ├── Private.mnt │ ├── Private.sig │ └── wrapped-passphrase └── .Private ├── ECRYPTFS_ ... and many other 'files' which I guess correspond to my original directories and files.
when using cryptkeeper I select the 'import EncFS folder', however in the window that opens I do not see the hidden .ecryptfs folder, and if I type it in manual (or any of it's sub folders) I get the response that the folder is not am EncFS encrypted folder.
So I have The questions regarding this sitation:
1) how to determine the type of encryption on the folder.
2) how to mount it so as I can access the data on it.
I assume that the password was my login password on my system, so I know what it is.
any assistance it greately appreciated.
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