For Fast Channel members, Microsoft today released an update to Windows 10 Build 19603. As always, the new version focuses on BUG fixes and background optimization, and doesn’t introduce much new functionality. However, this release optimizes several core applications, including having File Manager support for Windows for Linux.
Here’s the full update log:
Integration of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and File Manager
If you install WSL and open File Explorer, you’ll see a familiar face!
Since Windows 1903, we’ve had access to Linux files, but now you can easily access them in the left navigation pane of File Explorer. Access to Linux files has been available since Windows 10 Version 1903, but is now easily accessible in the navigation panel on the left side of the file manager.
Selecting the Linux icon will show a view of all your distributions, and selecting them will place you in the Linux root file system for that distribution.
User cleanup recommendations in Storage Settings
Use this storage settings feature to free up disk space, which collects unused files and applications so that you can digitally clean up your device.
Windows can’t predict whether you want to delete personal files, uninstall apps, or delete copies of local files synced to the cloud. With this tool, everything is gathered on one page and you can delete it with just a few clicks.
As usual, Microsoft has brought some other improvements that are not unique to this Build release. The Microsoft News Bar (Beta) app is now available and can provide news stories in a variety of formats on your PC. In addition, Raw Image Extension now supports Canon’s CR3 format.