Mount encrypted home folder on another device

Hi all,

I am using Lubuntu 20.04 on my desktop computer and have a bootable SDD on which Lubuntu 18.04 is installed. The home folder on the SDD is encrypted.

When I have booted from my desktop computer and connected the SDD, how can I access the home folder on the SDD?

I tried the steps described by ‘qbi’ at:

but ended up with:

Successfully appended new sig to user sig cache file
Error mounting eCryptfs: [-2] No such file or directory
Check your system logs; visit

Then, from the same page I tried the suggestion of Seppo Erviälä, but ended up with:

INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)…
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied

Does anyone know how to mount the home folder?

Is there a file browser by which you get access to the home folder without the need to enter commands in a terminal?


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