Windows Subsystem for Linux can use (mount):
- SD card
- USB drives
- CD drives (CDFS)
- Network drives
- UNC paths
Local storage / drives
Drives formatted as FAT, ExFAT or NTFS can be mounted in WSL.
For this example, we assume the drive shows in Windows as
If Windows changes the USB drive letter on a subsequent session, you need to repeat this process.
The commands are typed into the Windows Subsystem for Linux Terminal.
Create a mount location in WSL:
Mount the drive in WSL:
mount -t drvfs f: /mnt/f
After this one-time setup, one can create and manipulate files from both Windows and WSL on the same drive.
Here we assume:
- networked storage is already showing in Windows under
- we want to access this network storage from WSL as
create a mount location in WSL:
mount the network share in WSL:
mount -t drvfs '\\server\share' /mnt/share
I did not check:
- USB floppy drive