Should I install on Windows or Windows Subsystem for Linux?
Install on Windows
Install on Windows Subsystem for Linux
Installing a Linux distribution with WSL will create a directory for storing files:
\\wsl\Ubuntu-20.04 (substitute Ubuntu-20.04 with whatever Linux distribution you're using). To open this directory in Windows File Explorer: Open your WSL command line, select your home directory using
cd ~, then enter the command
explorer.exe . Be careful not to save your tools and files in different file systems! If you are working in a Linux distribution, install your tools (NodeJS, package managers, etc) on your
\\wsl\ drive... NOT on your mounted C drive (
/mnt/c/Users/yourname$). Doing so will work, but will significantly slow down your install and build times and may cause confusion.