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reporting folder and files access and size

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I have windows 2003 server, i need to clean up servers. My users are really bad with putting files everywhere. Is there a tool to tell how big folders and sub-folders  are and when last time access?

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TreeSize Professional can show you that info.
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/
The free version will show you the sizes, but not the last access date.  I'm sure there's other utilities out there as well.
You could also script something.  For instance, here's an example using PowerShell which shows the size of each folder individually (not including subfolders, though the script could be modified to do so).  You would just need to modify what the $startFolder variable is referencing to check some other folder location.
$startFolder = "K:\some-folder"
$out = @()
$custom = New-Object PSObject
$folderInfo = (Get-Item $startfolder)
$Properties = @{
  Name = $folderInfo.FullName
  LastAccessTime = $folderInfo.LastAccessTime
  Size = "{0:N2}" -f ((($folderInfo | Measure-Object -property length -sum -ea SilentlyContinue ).sum) / 1KB)+" KB"
}
$custom = New-Object PSObject -property $Properties
$out += $custom
ForEach ($folder in (gci $startfolder -recurse | Where { ($_.PSIsContainer) }))
{
  $Properties = @{
    Name = $folder.FullName
    LastAccessTime = $folder.LastAccessTime
    Size = "{0:N2}" -f (((gci $folder.FullName | Measure-Object -property length -sum -ea SilentlyContinue ).sum) / 1KB)+ " KB"
  }
  $custom = New-Object PSObject -property $Properties
  $out += $custom
}
$out | Format-Table -auto

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