How to Disable NTFS Last Access Timestamp Updates
Open the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem. Look for NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate. If it doesn’t exist, add this DWORD and set its value to 1, which will disable the process.
- In the Start Menu search area, Type * and press Enter. …
- Switch the Window view to Details.
- Right-click the category bar and click More.
- On the next window scroll down and check the box for Date Accessed and then hit OK.