Originally Posted by bmxfreakrider
startup with a vista or xp disk and get into recovery console (basically cmd) and chkdsk c:
Or just do a checkdisk from inside the OS, there is no need for the CD. My Computer>properties>right click the drive in question>properties>Tools>check disk, then select both boxes, which will schedule the scan on the next restart.
It doesn't put them into a folder either... Please read my previous post, it checks the disk for consistency to ensure there is nothing physically wrong with the sectors, after doing that if it finds something that is wrong it will try to recover that data then mark that part of the drive so the OS won't use it...
Disk Cleanup is kind of what you are talking about which it deletes old, unused files like cookies and compressed old files.