Optimize NTFS performance

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Tweak #23 - januari 30, 2002

When Windows NT, 2000 or XP 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.

This tweak disables this time stamp update.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:


Look for the following value:


If it doesn't exist, create it as a REG_DWORD value.

Set this value to 1.

Download reg file

Download tweak23.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak23_restore.reg