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Where are my Docker files in Windows 10?

Submitted by admin on Sun, 11/08/2020 - 12:30

If you are in Windows 10 and trying to find where Docker stores your images and volumes you might be quite confused. 

 

When you use docker inspect to find them you may see reference to Linux directories not the Windows paths you are accustomed to.

 

This is because Docker is running on a Linux Virtual Machine alongside your Windows.

 

You most like find the volumes and images you are looking for by running the following command in 

 

In Powershell or Windows command line

 

explorer.exe \\wsl$

And you will find your volumes here

\\wsl$\docker-desktop-data\version-pack-data\community\docker\volumes\

And you can find your containers here

\\wsl$\docker-desktop-data\version-pack-data\community\docker\containers