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
sudo chmod 755 /home/username/
Let us know if this works.