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Accessing Files Between Windows And Wsl
Added on 06th December 2017 in Tutorial

Accessing Windows Files in Linux

Ubuntu in WSL automatically mounts the windows drive of the host OS under

/mnt/c/

To make it more usable, I find its easier to symlink what directories you need to your linux home

For example

ln -s "C:\Users\username\Projects" "\home\username\Projects"

Accessing Linux Files in Windows

There has only been one reason I needed this, so I could use my ssh-key with MySQL Workbench.

The files for the Ubuntu install are located in the following

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\lxss

For Example, My SSH Key would be

C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\lxss\home\chris\.ssh\id_rsa

Hi there, I am christopher shaw, a software developer form South Yorkshire, England.

I love tinkering with all things tech, and opened this website as a web presence for myself and a place to keep my notes and snippets. Hopefully you will find something here to help

Christopher Shaw