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Linux files integration in Windows 10

April 8, 2020.

Tux in Windows10.

File explorer.

Tux is in da house. © Microsoft.

To improve Linux files integration in Windows 10, Microsoft will be providing access to your Linux files directly in File Explorer. A new Linux icon (i.e. Tux, our favourite penguin) will be available in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer, providing access to the root file system for any distros that are installed in Windows 10. Previously, Windows 10 users would have to manually navigate to a UNC path to get access to Linux files from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you have the Insider Preview Build 19603 and WSL enabled, then Tux should appear in File Explorer. Microsoft is now seeking feedback on the integration from Windows Insider users before it’s finalized as part of a future Windows 10 update. Cool!

The Verge, Tom Warren, “Windows 10 is getting Linux files integration in File Explorer.”