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Old 12-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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how to access encrypted files


I no longer can log into my ubuntu mail server as a normal user after installing dtc. I have been trying to resolve the issue but to no avail so I am now going to re-install ubuntu and re-configure the mail server. The problem is that I may have some files in the normal user's profile that I want to backup before I do the re-installation. At least I want to see what folders and files are in there. The other issue is that my hard drive is encrypted. How do I access the files and folders using root?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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I no longer can log into my ubuntu mail server as a normal user after installing dtc. I have been trying to resolve the issue but to no avail so I am now going to re-install ubuntu and re-configure the mail server. The problem is that I may have some files in the normal user's profile that I want to backup before I do the re-installation. At least I want to see what folders and files are in there. The other issue is that my hard drive is encrypted. How do I access the files and folders using root?
If they're encrypted, you need the password/credentials to decrypt them. If you don't have it, then you're pretty much out of luck, no matter WHAT user ID you pick.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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If they're encrypted, you need the password/credentials to decrypt them. If you don't have it, then you're pretty much out of luck, no matter WHAT user ID you pick.
I do have the password and tried to go into the folders (for users who have data) but I don't seem to see anything.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
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I am able to access them now by first mounting the drive



# ecryptfs-mount-private

and accessing the files from ther
 
  


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