I went ahead and tried ecryptfs-recover-private. I was able to successfully mount the directory with my *.eCryptfs files however they were not decrypted but simply just duplicated onto the /tmp/ecryptfs.#######/ directory. ecryptfs-recover-private does require that all folders and symlinks be organize/setup as ecryptfs-setup-private would. I may have a folder/file configuration that does not allow ecryptfs-recover-private to decrypt. I need to read more about how ecryptfs-recover-private works. If I do not come up with anything else I will attempt to run ecryptfs-setup-private, add the *.ecryptfs files i recovered with photorec and then ecryptfs-recover-private.
Not sure how else to go about it. I am a bit afraid that I will lose necessary configuration if a go about using ecryptfs-setup-private because it may require overwriting the current seemingly half broken setup.
Also, looking at the second website: http://bodhizazen.net/Tutorials/Ecryptfs/#Live
See below @ <<<<<<<<<<
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ecryptfs-recover-private
INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)...
INFO: Found [/mnt/home/.ecryptfs/cryptotheslow/.Private].
Try to recover this directory? [Y/n]: Y
INFO: Found your wrapped-passphrase
Do you know your LOGIN passphrase? [Y/n] Y
INFO: Enter your LOGIN passphrase...
Inserted auth tok with sig [fa0516369a9d60dd] into the user session keyring <<<<<< this line of never appears for me
INFO: Success! Private data mounted read-only at [/tmp/ecryptfs.yxyLYWVG].
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ gksu nautilus /tmp/ecryptfs.yxyLYWVG