I was opening VSCode via WSL, it was loading. I figured out I wouldn't use it, so I closed it, but the terminal closed with it, and I didn't gave it much attention. When I tried opening the terminal again, this is what I saw:


And then, using explorer.exe . I got into the home folder, and my profile 'rodrigo' wasn't there.

I got terrified. I closed the terminal, tried opening up the Ubuntu 20.04 folder from the explorer. It was taking too long, so I stopped it and tried opening again the Ubuntu via Windows terminal and vòilá, it opened. I was relieved.


If it worked, why am I asking about it here? It worked while I was writing this question, so I'll post anyways, as there are only 2 other guys that posted about it, and didn't got a proper response or a solution. In case it happens again, I'm posting this question.

sudo didn't work and neither did apt or any other basic commands.

  • facing same issue rn. can't fix it : (
    – Back2Lobby
    Mar 19, 2023 at 4:30
  • I got it fixed. I opened it with command wsl in cmd and it worked and then started working again in windows terminal also.
    – Back2Lobby
    Mar 19, 2023 at 4:36
  • @Back2Lobby You may want to write an answer detailing how you got it fixed. It may help others.
    – user68186
    Mar 27, 2023 at 14:55


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