Windows 10’s latest preview version has brought a major boon for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) users, in the form of full integration for Linux files in File Explorer.

As of build 19603 (for the update due to land in the second half of 2020), File Explorer – the part of the interface with which you view folders and files on the desktop – now has a little penguin icon that allows you to directly access your Linux distros.

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You can click on any distro to show you the root file system for that particular distro, which you can then explore away to your heart’s content. It’s a useful extra touch for WSL, and makes for a much more convenient way to access Linux files under Windows 10.

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