Ubuntu :: Recovering Data - This Directory Has Been Unmounted To Protect Your Data

Jun 3, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 64bit. Acer Laptop

Using ubuntu 9.10 cd to access laptops hard drive.

foun readme file in /media/disk/mark

opened with openoffice. THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.

From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data"

or

From the command line, run: $ ecryptfs-mount-private

So I tried a couple of ways...

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I had issues on my last install , I couldn't boot into it cause I accidentally uninstalled python 2.6 and everything it was attached to. So I reinstalled on a separate hard drive, I can see my other file system from the media folder but the only thing in my home dir is these 2 files 1 read me that says

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THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.

From the graphical desktop, click on:

or

From the command line, run:

And then this file

Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop

But when I click it and try to run it I get this error

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