I accidentally issued the following command
sudo chmod 000 /home/username/. And now I'm unable to log in. Also when I'm trying from the bash shell, my home folder is appearing as "Access-your-private-data.desktop". Any ideas about how to solve the problem?
Try to log in via command line.
Upon login screen, hit ctrl+alt+F1 to switch to console tty and try to log in there with your normal account.
If this is successful you would eventually be able to apply
Let us know if this works.