Access Windows Subsystem for Linux files from Windows

The Windows Subsystem for Linux filesystem is accessible from Windows at:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\lxss

You will need to first go into Folder and File options to enable “show protected system files” in Windows. Do not create files from Windows in these directories as it might corrupt the WSL filesystem.

~ directory: %LOCALAPPDATA%\lxss\home

/ directory: %LOCALAPPDATA%\lxss\rootfs\