Reset Your Password in Windows 10 Bash / Ubuntu

If you forget your root password for Bash on Windows, you can do the following to reset your password:

First, run: lxrun /setdefaultuser root . This will open a new Bash window as root.

From there, run: passwd your_username and then enter your new root password

Then change the default user for Bash back to your user: lxrun /setdefaultuser your_username


That’s it! Enjoy Bash on Windows 10.

Windows 10 Will Let You Choose Which Drive to Store Default Folders On

With the growing popularity of SSDs, a lot of users have been using SSDs for boot drives and HDDs for storage. In Windows 10, there is an exciting new feature which will automatically and seamlessly let you choose what folders and files get put on a secondary HDD. This includes “My Documents”, “My Pictures”, and even applications.

The setting is under Settings > System > Storage and can be seen below: