I am very new to Jekyll and to using the terminal. I have installed “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” and Jekyll and I have created a new project using this terminal. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to locate the project I just created. Actually, I do know where my project is located (in the /home/[username]/… directory), but that directory is NOT in my computer.
In other words, the path to the project does not start with C:/… like normal paths usually do. In fact, the path has a structure that is very similar to Linux/MacOS systems. I have tried to look for the project using File Explorer and the start menu but it is no where to be found.
I have looked for similar issues on the Jekyll FAQ and SOF to no avail. This issue is completely stopping me from progressing with Jekyll and because I am still a beginner, I have no idea how to go about this.
Any help is appreciated.
EDIT: problem solved! Apparently, the root directory for “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” is C:\Users[Username]\AppData\Local\Lxss\rootfs (see this post for a complete explanation: https://askubuntu.com/questions/759880/where-is-the-ubuntu-file-system-root-directory-in-windows-nt-subsystem-and-vice) .
Any folder/file within this directory is apparently separate from your computer and can’t be searched for in file explorer or the start menu. Once you go to C:\Users[Username]\AppData\Local\Lxss\rootfs you can easily find your project in whatever folder you placed it in.