Disable access time - Windows 7

March 2018

For each file, Windows 7 records the date of last access of all files you use, even if no changes are made. To speed up disk access on your system, you can disable this mechanism.
  • Click Start then All Programs then Accessories.
  • Click the right mouse button on the shortcut Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator of the menu that appears.
  • Enter the command fsutil disablelastaccess a behavior set. Press Enter
    • fsutil disablelastaccess behavior set a
  • Close the window and restart your computer. The recording of last access to all files is disabled. Instead, the last modified date will be displayed.
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on April 2, 2012 at 09:18 AM by aakai1056.
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