So this morning I turned on my laptop, and everything seemed to be going fine until I logged in. All my settings were gone, back to the default desktop, default programs and everything. I did an 'ls' on my home directory, and it was just a bunch of "ECRYPTFS" files. I have home directory encryption turned on, so I figured the decryption of my home directory failed for some reason.
Anyway, just to be careful, I booted into a live session on a usb drive, and used ecryptfs-mount-private to decrypt my home folder. That seemed to work fine. It looked like everything was there until I tried to cd into my music folder. Nothing there.
Anyway, I checked my disk usage, and it's the same as it was last night, so my (somewhat massive) music collection is definitely still there.
Then I did an
ls on my home folder. This is what I saw:
It appears that all of the default folders that Ubuntu creates are duplicated within the same folder. I didn't know that was even possible.
When I cd into Music, it's empty, but there's another Music folder there, and I have no idea how to get to it. I'm not even sure my files are in there, because
du -sh reports that both copies of the music folder are just 4.0k
However, if my music collection were actually gone, I should have a lot more free disk space.
Anyway, I have no idea what to do. It's not critical that I get anything back (all my important files are backed up on Dropbox, and it looks like most everything survived), but it would be nice to have my Music collection.
Anyway, help is much appreciated. Thanks!