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ecryptfs-recover-private creating unreadable encrypted folders

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http://askubuntu.com – After months of proper functioning has ecryptfs has become corrupted and rendered /home/ inaccessible. when running (both via guest account and from live-CD): root@ubuntu:/media/backup/home/me# ecryptfs-mount-private ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly` I then tried: root@ubuntu:/media/backup/home/me# ecryptfs-recover-private INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)... INFO: Found [/media/backup/home/.ecryptfs/me/.Private]. Try to recover this directory? [Y/n]: Y INFO: Found your wrapped-passphrase Do you know your LOGIN passphrase? [ (HowTos)