How to fix Error code: Wsl/Service/CreateInstance/MountVhd/ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND


Here are the steps you can take to resolve the error:

  • Step 1 – List the distributions installed by running the following in PowerShell:
wsl -l
  • Step 2 – Unregister the distribution. Replace “Ubuntu” with your distribution name found in Step 1:
wsl --unregister Ubuntu
  • Step 3 – Launch the Ubuntu (or other distribution) which was installed using Microsoft Store​1​.

Please note that the wsl --unregister Ubuntu command will completely uninstall your WSL distro. If you have any important data or settings in your WSL environment, make sure to back them up before proceeding.

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