I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and I set the home folder to be encrypted whenever I installed my system.

Unfortunately, I forgot I encrypted the home folder and I reinstalled 10.10. Now I can't access my old home folder.

How can I get my data back?

  • you'll need that long password you were asked to save on the first login, without that you can't. – sergio91pt Sep 7 '11 at 9:20

Try this: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2011/04/introducing-ecryptfs-recover-private.html

Or this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedPrivateDirectory#Recovering%20Your%20Data%20Manually

Hope this helps!


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