Can anyone advise me if ubuntu would let me access a recently deceased family members computer. It has a crypt on it but we to get on it so we can get some information. Thank you
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Our condolences for your loss.
Unfortunately, the purpose of encryption is to allow data access to only person(s) with the passphrase, and to deny data access to everybody else in the universe forever.
"Encryption" is not a sales term that merely means "strong-password". Encryption is the use of mathematics to scramble the data in such a way that only the passphrase can unscramble it. While it may be possible for one or more supercomputers to try to guess the passphrase, doing so may take a commercial data-recovery firm a considerable number of years and cost a correspondingly large amount.
There is no secret backdoor or bypass.
This is not an Ubuntu policy. We don't know their passphrase, so we don't have access either.
I think your best choice would be to hope that the family member wrote down the passphase somewhere. Might be on a piece of paper or in a book.