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.

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Open WSL Path On Windows Explorer

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.

\\wsl$

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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About WSL

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an emulator that lets you run Linux distros on Windows 10. This is useful for developers or anyone who wants to run Linux tools on Windows. This tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps on how to set up WSL for the first time, and how to install Kali Linux via WSL.

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