After changing harddrives I needed to transfer some files from the old harddrive which had an encrypted home directory. The command
did not work:
sudo ecryptfs-recover-private /home/.ecryptfs/user/.ecryptfs/
INFO: Found [/home/.ecryptfs/user/.ecryptfs/].
Try to recover this directory? [Y/n]:
INFO: Found your wrapped-passphrase
Do you know your LOGIN passphrase? [Y/n]
INFO: Enter your LOGIN passphrase...
Inserted auth tok with sig [f7402d552edaa194] into the user session keyring
mount: mount(2) failed: No such file or directory
ERROR: Failed to mount private data at [/tmp/ecryptfs.p3BXsWqk].
http://askubuntu.com/a/36783 pointed me in the right direction. First mount the old hard drive in … Continue reading