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How to Enable or Disable NTFS Last Access Time Stamp Updates in Windows 10

The Last Access Time stamp displays an updated time each file and folder on a NTFS volume was last accessed.

In the System Managed mode, the NTFS driver can enable or disable the “Last Access” updates during the boot (in particular, when the system volume is mounted). The “Last Access” updates are enabled for NTFS volumes when the size of the system volume (which is usually mounted as the “C:” drive) is 128 GB or less. If the system volume is larger, then the “Last Access” updates are disabled.

In the User Managed mode (recommended), the status of the “Last Access” updates isn’t modified by the system during the boot. “Last Access” will stay enabled or disabled as you set.

Having the Last Access Time stamp enabled on an older or slower computer may cause file access to take longer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the NTFS Last Access Time stamp updates for all users in Windows 10.

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