Data Recovery After Failed Xubutu 16.04 Update
Apologies if this is the wrong forum, I've just registered. I'm at the end of my rope trying to figure out how to recover my data after a failed Xubuntu 16.04 LTS update.
I ran Xubuntu 15.04 LTS on an old Samsung Netbook and used it as a file storage / home plex server. During the update to 16.04 the system became unresponsive and I restarted the computer (obviously, should not have done that). After that, I could not log into the system: the new version didn't show up in the list of installed ubuntu versions and the old version wouldn't load.
I booted up from a live usb and managed to mount the drive with the messed up system. I could navigate to the /home and /home/MyUserName folder but that is encrypted and says I don't the privileges to access the files.
I tried using ecrypt per what I managed to find googling but to no avail.
Is there any way I can restore my data? It 100+ Gb of family photos taken over a couple of years...
Tons of thanks in advance!
P.S. I am fairly new to Linux so don't really know much about the system.