I accidently deleted my /usr/lib folder. I had the genius idea of rebooting to see if it still boots. Suprise, it doesn't. My home directory is encrypted and I don't remember the encryption phrase.
However I can boot into a root terminal and access my files. From there I can even log into my account. So as far as I know you don't need the encryption pw if you are logged into the account that encrypted the files. But for some Reason I still only see the "Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop" file in the /home/MYUSER/ . And also when I run the command: "ecryptfs-recover-private" I'm asked for a recovery passphrase.
All that, even though I'm logged in to my user that encryped the files. Once my UI was still working I never had to enter the recovery phrase.
Is there any way to get back my data without knowing the encryption key but just my User name?