Disable NTFS Last Access Time Stamp

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Optimization. It should make little difference or none but it should still use the hdd less.


When Windows accesses a directory on an NTFS volume, it updates the LastAccess time stamp on each directory it detects. Therefore, if there are a large number of directories, this can affect performance.

1. Start -> Run -> regedit

2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

3. Create the "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate" ( without the quotes ) REG_DWORD if it doesn't exist and set it to 1

4. Start -> Run -> FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1

5. Reboot