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Meaning of these directories in Ubuntu and WSL

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CamilliaFlag for United States of America asked on
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Please help me understand what these directories mean.

I have WSL(Windows Subsystem for Linux), Powershell and Ubuntu. I'm on Windows 10.

1. I'm in Powershell ---> "c:\users\<myname>". This is my Windows folder, correct?
2. When I type "wsl.exe", I'm not in Windows Subsystem for Linux", correct?

3. I do "ls" or "dir" and I see these. These folders are all the directories in my WSL c drive?

4. Now I go to Ubuntu terminal. This is my Windows C drive. I see all the folders I have

5. I type this -->cd ../.. and now I see these directories. What's the difference between this and what I'm seeing in step #3? they're different directories but below is not on WSL?

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