If I save a file (.odt,.txt, jpeg, etc) to my hdd (not ssd), move to trash, then cut /paste the files in the trash to a usb, would this hold up to the best forensic equipment trying to recover the files from my hdd afterwards?
Basically, I'm trying not to leave a trace of the file, obviously. Also, I'm thinking that if I don't want to "trash/delete" the files, since then they 'are' recoverable, what about just moving them to a usb (after I no longer need them) and scrubbing the usb with the dd command: sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdx bs=8192.
So the question becomes, if I follow this method, are they still located on my hdd?
I would test it with PhotoRec, but since I am NOT deleting the file(s), it doesn't seem like using PhotoRec would be a viable option here.
Website article states the following:
"If you cut a file or a folder, it does not disappear, but instead becomes transparent. When you paste that file/folder, it is moved to the new location and disappears from the original location.