Disable access time - Windows 7

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.
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