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Powershell help - How to find largest files and folders on a system drive (like treesize)

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PowershellWindows Server 2012
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I have several servers low on disk space and need to troubleshoot using Powershell.

Therefore seeking Powershell commands to assist with finding space taken on a local drive.  Ie like Treesize would do.

I would usually use Spacesniffer or Treesize, but our environment does not allow for downloading 3rd party exe files, therefore looking for a Powershell module or commands to do same task.

I already found and tried this Treesize module
However it spiked my servers CPU to 98% during use, which is unacceptable for a production server.

Any tips appreciated
Mike T
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