Jul 01

NTFS is a great filesystem, but its feature-set comes at a slight cost in performance. You can negate this a little with the following tips:

* By default NTFS will automatically update timestamps whenver a directory is traversed. This isn’t a necessary feature, and it slows down large volumes.

Disable it by pointing regedit to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem and set ‘DisableNTFSLastAccessUpdate’ to 1.

* NTFS uses disparate master file control tables to store filesystem information about your drives. Over time these core MFT files grow and become fragmented, slowing down all accesses to the drive. By setting aside a little space, MFT’s can grow without becoming fragmented. In the same key where you disabled the last access feature creat a new DWORD value called ‘NtfsMftZoneReservation’ and set it to 2.


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Jul 01

To change from FAT 32 to NTFS for more stability and security, open the command prompt and type:

> Convert C: /FS:NTFS

 Make sure there is a space between the C: and the foward slash (/). Once you press enter it will ask you for confirmation and press Y. Then press Y and enter once more to reboot. It will take between one hour and 15 minutes to convert to NTFS.

Now you can set passwords for files and use encryption.

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