Access WSL2/Ubuntu Drive from File Explorer

Sean Liming 4,496 Reputation points

With WSL2/Ubuntu installed, the local Windows C drive is mounted in Ubuntu automatically. Everything works great. I am able to copy items into my home directory from my Windows file system. The WSL2/Ubuntu drive format is ext4. Is it possible to view the WSL2/Ubuntu virtual disk via Windows File Explorer? Maybe a network share setup?

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  1. George Aziz 441 Reputation points


    Yes, you can.
    Can you check this Microsoft link, it explains the required steps:

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  1. Wise, Casey 1 Reputation point

    Thank you for posting. \\wsl$ in the run command also worked: [WINDOWS KEY + R] > \\wsl$ > [ENTER]

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