Is there a way to check if my home folder is encrypted? I believe I checked this option during the installation, but now I'm not sure.

  • Which distro? In Ubuntu, try: cat /home/.ecryptfs/$USER/.ecryptfs/Private.mnt. – muru Dec 10 '14 at 20:06

Since you didn't specify the distro, I will describe the method for Ubuntu (and maybe its derivatives) Try looking for folders $HOME/.Private and $HOME/.ecryptfs. Any one or both should be present. or try ls -A /home this should give an output mentioning either one or both the two folders.

Source: EncryptedHome - Ubuntu Help Wiki

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