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I am trying to recover data from an Ubuntu installation with an encrypted home directory mounted on a separate partition /dev/sda1. I don't have the login passphrase, but I do have the original mount passphrase.

I have tried recovering the data with an Ubuntu 16.04 live USB stick using:

sudo ecryptfs-recover-private media/ubuntu/home_partition/user/.ecryptfs/user/.Private

When asked if I know my login passphrase I say no and then enter the mount passphrase when prompted.

It seems to be working, the output is:

INFO: Success! Private data mounted at [/tmp/encryptfs.xxxxxx].

However, when navigating to /tmp/encryptfs.xxxxxx, with nautilus as root, all I see is encrypted directories shown as ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx.

How can I actually decrypt and access my files?

Thank you!

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