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Accessing Files Between Windows And Wsl

Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017

Accessing Windows Files in Linux

Ubuntu in WSL automatically mounts the windows drive of the host OS under


To make it more usable, I find its easier to symlink what directories you need to your linux home

For example

ln -s "C:\Users\username\Projects" "\home\username\Projects"

Accessing Linux Files in Windows

There has only been one reason I needed this, so I could use my ssh-key with MySQL Workbench.

The files for the Ubuntu install are located in the following


For Example, My SSH Key would be