Jan 092010
 

In Windows server 2008/2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP, by default NTFS filesystem maintains file names in old 8dot3 format for every file in long filename format to allow legacy applications to be able to access to these files. If you do not use any legacy applications or using a Fileserver which is extensively used then finetuning or even disabling 8dot3 naming can significantly improve performance.

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Nov 022009
 

The Last Access Time as it suggests is the time a File or a Folder is accessed the last time. This is quite useful and helps identify document age and status. This is disabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by default as this can add to the overhead of Disk I/O and performance although with the newer hardware this can be anything close to negligible.

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