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Chapter 14. Tuning Windows Vista’s Perfo... > Disabling Last Access Timestamp

Disabling Last Access Timestamp

For each folder and file, NTFS stores an attribute called Last Access Time that tells you when the user last accessed the folder or file. If you have folders that contain a large number of files and if you use programs that frequently access those files, writing the Last Access Time data can slow down NTFS. To disable writing of the Last Access Time attribute, enter the following statement at the command prompt:

FSUTIL BEHAVIOR SET DISABLELASTACCESS 1


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