In the recent years I've gotten more paranoid of spying and hacking, so I've encrypted most of my important files just in case. Tax information, some company confidential information, account logins, and even my family photos.
While this does ease most of my concerns, the files are still accessible by anyone who comes across the directories or scans the drive for information.
Is there any way to hide the data on a drive, yet have it accessible only to me?
I know that when you "delete" a file, what really happens is the pointer to the file is removed, but the information exists on the drive until it is overridden. Is there any way to do this but not worry about the file being overridden?
Or what about something that not just hides the file, but hides the fact the file is there in the first place? I know that software like Recuva exists that can search your drive for possible files and is able to recover them. Would there be any way to hide the file so that there would be no feasible way to find the hidden files?
I'm ideally looking for something with full plausible deniability. Not something that is hard to get to, but that you wouldn't even be able to find it even if you looked for it. Full drive encryption, TrueCrypt volumes, and unmounted/encrypted partitions can still be found, even if they can't be decrypted.