Open WSL Path On Windows Explorer

This blog post will show you how to open your WSL distribution on Windows Explorer and browse all the stored files in WSL.

You might need to copy files from or to WSL manually without using a full restore in some cases. There can be other scenarios, but this one happened to me.

Windows Explorer Path

To open your WSL distribution in Windows Explorer, click on the Windows start menu and type. You can also type this path in windows explorer.


Click on the path, and you will see your WSL distribution. If you click on the name, you will see the entire Linux file system available to WSL.

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