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Old 09-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Cannot access files on another disk with an OS on it


Hi all.

I am able to attach my older OS disk and simply access the files on it, including those that I had on my desktop, however, I tried attaching my Ubuntu 9.10 disk and am not able to access my desktop files?

If I go to the Home folder, there are 2 folders there (Myname folder and .ecryptfs folder). I am 200% certain that I have not encrypted ANY folder or file, even by accident! I did NOT choose 'Require a password to log in and to decrypt your home folder' during installation. The Myname folder contains a file called 'Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop'. If I click it, I get an error message 'The Link "Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop" is Broken. Move it to the Rubbish Bin? This link cannot be used, because its target "/usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-mount-private.desktop" doesn't exist.'

In the Home folder, there is also another folder called '.ecryptfs'. It's contents include the following files:-

auto-mount
auto-umount
Private.mnt
Private.sig
.wrapped-passphrase.recorded
wrapped-passphrase

In the Home folder, there is also another folder called '.Private'. It contains SEVERAL folder and files, mostly starting with 'ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED.etc.etc'.

I have tried using gksu nautilus and gksudo nautilus, but when I go into the Home folder and then Myname folder with these, I still get the 'Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop' file with the same error message if clicked.

Is there any way of accessing my files or will I have to re-assemble my entire pc, which I have dis-assembled and attach the disk as the main OS drive again?

I do not want to damage anything, so I am asking first. What would happen if I attach the disk to my current pc as the main OS disk and try booting into it? (The hardware has changed)

Any help would be VERY appreciated!!

Thanks.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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Hi all. I would just like to say that the problem has been solved. I booted into the disk and it all came up fine! Thanks.
 
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Thanks for the reply.
 
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You're welcome jefro.
 
  


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