When I use "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" (the Ubuntu built into Windows 10), what directory accesses my Windows filesystem (e.g. C drive, My Documents, etc.)?

For example, my username is "ed" so when I start bash I'm in: /home/ed

I want to be able to access something like:

  • C:\Windows
  • C:\Users\Ed\Documents

Where do I find the root Windows filesystem in the bash shell?

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I was able to figure it out by searching for files that existed in my documents on the Ubuntu bash command line using "locate." Yay!

  • /mnt/c/Windows
  • /mnt/c/Users/Ed/Documents
  • /mnt/d/...

use df at the Ubuntu bash prompt to read the mount point (below "/") of your file systems ("C:", etc).

For those (like me) wondering where the "/home" is in Windows, it's here : %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited*\LocalState\rootfs\home

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