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Moving a WSL Distro to Another Drive

Update 17/01/2021: If you are using the WSL integration functionality in any JetBrains IDEs (i.e. Idea or RubyMine), following these instructions can cause that functionality to stop working. I haven't explored the cause in great depth (I just wanted to get things working again quickly.), but I suspect it's Step 5 that causes the issue. So far, I have not had any issues with VSCode after following these steps though. Note: I've had issues with running out of disk space when attempting to move distros that aren't freshly installed. Most of the steps in this post are the same steps as I've added an extra step to make the distro the default, since this isn't set by WSL on import.