Does sfc /scannow clear the unused space on C:

  rawprawn 17:48 17 Jan 2007

I have recently tried to help a friend, and used sfc /scannow to fix his problem. He then told me that he had deleted some photos that he wanted to recover. I used "Restore" to look but found all of C: deleted. (A.) is there a work round? (B.)Can I recover them without paying.
I know the usual Disc Recovery and Smart Recovery, which I will try. Meantime any pointers?

  rawprawn 17:57 17 Jan 2007

When I say "Restore", I mean the undelete program
which I have always found very good.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:59 17 Jan 2007

Sfc only replaces corupt system files and has no effect on data files, pictures, programs, or disk space.

  Stuartli 18:04 17 Jan 2007

sfc /scannow replaces corrupt or missing files in Windows File Protection.

Hard drive and files recovery freeware (and shareware) at:

click here

or try click here

  rawprawn 18:21 17 Jan 2007

That is strange, because I have just run sfc on my own computer, the tried to recover files using "Restoration" (sorry I put "Restore" in my original post)It shows the drive wiped, showing 0000000000000000
I am well aware of other recovery programs, and I will have to try some different programs. It will be tomorrow before I can do this.

  skew 18:47 17 Jan 2007

Not a query, just for information

Have tried to use sfc/ scannow. It asks me to insert the Xindows XP Pro disk. I only have Windows XP Home and when I insert this it tells me I have wrong disk in.


  VoG II 18:53 17 Jan 2007

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