Windows 10 will show the "Linux" folder for WSL very soon

Linux folder on Windows 10 for WSL

Although I have to admit that I no longer use it, I personally don't need it, I did spend a while «playing» with it. WSL from Microsoft. With the Linux terminal you can do many things, such as converting files to other formats without the need to install extra software in Windows, which will surely slow things down. The worst thing was having to add a path to the command to find the output files, something that will not be necessary in a future version of Windows 10.

What I did in its day was the most logical: add to the left panel of the file manager the folder to the home directory of my Ubuntu, one that is well hidden and whose access was many clicks away. All this will be easier in the future: as we read in the note that Microsoft has posted a few hours ago, when installing any Linux distribution through the Windows Subsystem for Linux, a new shortcut will be added. The icon they have chosen, how could it be otherwise, is the famous penguin, Tux.

Windows 10 will show the "Linux" folder and subfolders of distributions

The novelty is now available to Insiders, which is what Microsoft calls its "beta testers." WSL allows us to install the kernel of different Linux distributions and each one has its own folders, so within the "Linux" folder they will be created subfolders with the name of the distributions that we have installed, such as Ubuntu, Debian or Kali Linux.

The version that will add this function will be Build 19603. Microsoft hasn't mentioned when this Windows 10 update will be available, but it's expected to hit all supported PCs during or after this summer, as long as they don't come across a stone in the way or the infamous COVID-19 says so. contrary.


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