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I want to use Lastaccess info on the system disk at least for some time, but not on the storage disks.

1) Is it possible to control disablelastaccess on a per disk/partition basis in Windows 7?

2) Is this off by default on Windows 7 systems? (it shows it here as DisableLastAccess = 1)

3) Is it a bad idea on Windows 7, for any reason other than slowing down the system?

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As far I know this setting is global to all discs. It is enabled by default meaning last access is NOT updated by default. I do not think it is a bad idea to disable it. You might also want to read Find/sort files and folders based on when they were accessed/opened

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