Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19603 Brings Linux Files to File Explorer

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19603 and features File Explorer Integration in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). With this integration, you can easily access Linux files of various distros in WSL from the Windows File Explorer itself. Following the update you will find a new Linux Tux icon in the File Explorer, clicking on which you can view and access the files.

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In a blog post, the company wrote, “We’ve had the ability to access your Linux files since Windows 1903, but now you can easily get to them from your left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer. Selecting the Linux icon will show you a view of all your distros, and selecting those will place you in the Linux root file system for that distro

This update will be a welcome change for everyone who wants to access Linux files right from your Windows computer, that too from Windows File Explorer itself. Earlier, you were required to run various command lines to get the job done, now with the new GUI things are made simple and less complex.

User cleanup recommendations in Storage Settings

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Source: Windows Blog

With this update. Microsoft also introduced a ‘Free up disk space’ option that will let you delete unused and useless files from your computer more easily.  Windows will gather all the files, apps, removable local copies, etc and lists them all in one place. From here, users can decide whether to keep or delete the files. Files can be deleted in a matter of a mouse click.

Other features include the Microsoft News Bar which is in the Beta stage currently, Canon CR3 RAW format support, etc. Apart from these changes some minor features and bugs are also fixed with this update. You can find the list of changelog and updates on the Windows blog.

Source: Windows Blog

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