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How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory?

I can't log it to my Xubuntu account. All it does is log me back out. Help me. My school project is in there!!! I tried using a live cd to get back in but I encrypted the folder...

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exactly what did you do for your situation? – VENKI Nov 22 '11 at 15:49
What did you do that might have caused this (changed settings? installed software? etc.), or is this just suddenly happening? – Jesper Nov 22 '11 at 15:49
What have you done? Have you perhaps installed anny drivers? Looks like a crashing X server. If there are any installed, try using a different desktop environment. – RobinJ Nov 22 '11 at 16:00
Did you try to switch to console mode and log in? If it's an X issue, using the console may allow you to accessing your files and copy them to usb / floppy / network drive. But you will have to use the standard linux tools like ls, cp, cd and so on to work with your files. – tohuwawohu Nov 22 '11 at 16:12
I don't think it's X11. Other accounts work. So, how do I decyypt my home folder with another user. It has to be fast and quick. – BrianXP7 Nov 23 '11 at 3:05

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Try ctrl+alt+F1, it will bring you to text console. Enter your username and pass, and see what's going on. You will know if it's X Server fault or login credentials are incorrect.

If you log in, copy your data to USB stick.

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