WSL: Unable to Access OneDrive Personal Vault

The OneDrive Personal Vault stores files more securely than OneDrive itself. I have been unable to access the Personal Vault on OneDrive from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Bash shells. When the vault is closed, I see a file named ‘Personal Vault.lnk’ in my WSL home directory; when the vault is unlocked I alsoContinue reading “WSL: Unable to Access OneDrive Personal Vault”

Microsoft Edge Browser Configuration and Use

This blog post contains suggestions for configuring and using the Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows systems, including keyboard shortcuts. Edge is arguably the most secure browser available for Windows, though likely not supporting privacy as well as others. I have heard that Edge automatically includes AdBlock. I have written notes about Edge in variousContinue reading “Microsoft Edge Browser Configuration and Use”

Launch Windows Features from WSL Shells

This blog post explains one technique that you can use in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to launch Windows features supported by the Windows Run dialog and the Windows console that WSL shells cannot launch by default. The Windows Run dialog and the Windows console (cmd.exe) can launch Windows components that WSL shells apparently cannot.Continue reading “Launch Windows Features from WSL Shells”

Introducing the wslguy (Author)

I am John West, and I am the author of the wslguy blog. I have been reading relevant material and programming computers for more than 35 years. I started using variants of Unix and Linux in the late 90s, especially as servers. I have used Sun, SGI, and Linux workstations, but for my personal machine,Continue reading “Introducing the wslguy (Author)”

Introducing the Blog

This blog intends to help readers have safer, faster, more productive, and more enjoyable experiences using Microsoft Windows 10 with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), the Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Visual Studio. This blog may assist Windows users in learning and eventually migrating to Linux. Whenever possible, this blog will explain howContinue reading “Introducing the Blog”