My question is not about the recovery of deleted file, nor is it about the complete wiping of a disk; it's to ask about the traces deleted files leave, and how I could possibly 'see' them or visualise them?
I'm very much interested in the right to be forgotten, data loss, technological decay etc. Which made me question the traces of the deleted files. I have read that unless you physically destroy the harddrive or override the files/disk the deleted files leave traces of some sort- loose fragments of the file that used to be there.
Is there a way for me to see those fragments and access them? Can I pull metadata from them, for instance how many files were deleted, what the extensions were of those files, sizes, names etc.