My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB.
- I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when navigating to the partitions home folder through terminal
sudo ecryptfs-mount-privategives the error
Encrypted private directory not setup properly
- I then use
sudo ecrpytfs-recover-privateand it finds the encrypted folder that I am trying to access
- I choose to login with my passphrase but always receive the error
Unwrapping password and inserting into user session keyring failed [-5]
The thing is, I know that I am entering the correct login passphrase for this account. I only use one or two passphrases to get in, and I've tried every single password that I can think of using in the last few years.
Is there anything that I could be missing that would be causing this to happen? I'm stumped and cannot understand why I can't get in. I do not have my mount passphrase, and really need the files off this computer.
Possibly relevant: this SSD is unable to be booted in the Lenovo computer that I took it from, but it does show up on both OS X and via USB. Could the configuration have gotten messed up somehow? My computer shut down randomly one day and simply refuses to boot into the SSD partition from the bootloader, although it does see it.
What steps can I take to further diagnose this problem and get into my folder? I am willing to try everything and will report back with outputs. Any help is very appreciated, and I will throw btc to anybody that can help me out. Thank you.