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Thread: EncFS assistance needed

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    Default EncFS assistance needed

    I have encryped documents to upload to dropbox using EncFS which has been successful. However when I attempt to remount the file system using command encfs ~/Dropbox/encrypted ~/Private I get the following error:

    stephen@linux-lnig:~> encfs ~/Dropbox/encrypted ~/Private EncFS Password: fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /home/stephen/Private: Permission denied fuse failed. Common problems: - fuse kernel module not installed (modprobe fuse) - invalid options -- see usage message stephen@linux-lnig:~>

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    Jun 2008

    Default Re: EncFS assistance needed

    Hello amd welcome here.

    Please use CODE tags around copied/pasted computer text. You get the CODE tags by clicking on the # button in the tool bar of the post editor.

    It is also very important that you tell which version of openSUSE you use. We can realy not answer on assumptions.

    I do not use this and my remarks are only suggestions triggered by reading the message.

    1. /home/stephen/Private, does it exist and what are it's ownership and permissions.
      ls -l /home/stephen/Private
    2. is the fuse package installed
      zypper if fuse
    3. does a
      modprobe fuse
    4. did you check the usage message
      encfs --help
    Last edited by hcvv; 21-Feb-2014 at 04:23.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: EncFS assistance needed

    Thank you for the reply. I am using opensuse 13.1.

    I seem to have the correct
    ownership and permissions as I can save files to the folder and they become encrypted from that folder to the dropbox folder. I just can not remount the file system to see the decrypted files in the private folder as I am given the error I copied above.

    Fuse is installed.

    I ran modprobe fuse as root.

    EDIT: the instructions I followed are on the following website. Like I said everything worked apart from the final step of remounting the file system.

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