Get started using Visual Studio Code with Windows Subsystem for Linux

Nasheayahu 40 Reputation points
2023-12-05T19:06:46.22+00:00

Before walking through Get started using Visual Studio Code with Windows Subsystem for Linux I had already installed VS Code and unaware of,

Install VS Code and the WSL extension

When prompted to Select Additional Tasks during installation, be sure to check the Add to PATH option so you can easily open a folder in WSL using the code command.

what are the steps needed to accomplish this now after the fact?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 29,346 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-12-06T03:00:19.8333333+00:00

    Hello @Nasheayahu ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    You can search "Edit the system environment variables" in the Windows Search Box, find and open it. Click Environment Variables > In "User variables for Administrator" find "Path", click it, select Edit, click New, add following C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Programs\Microsoft VS Code\bin(you may need to modify this path if you customized the installation location of VS Code, or the username isn't "Administrator"), click OK and close the windows.

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    Besides, you can also try to uninstall VS Code and reinstall VS Code but this time select the Add to PATH option to add the Path for VS Code.

    BTW, since VS Code is currently not supported in the Microsoft Q&A forum, you can post VS Code related questions on Stack Overflow – visual studio code for further assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Tianyu


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