Use Windows Explorer & Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

Question

I started by asking myself, “How can I use the Windows Explorer to create folders or files in my home directory using ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’?”AskUbuntu

I tried the following:

Enter C:\Users{user}\AppData\Local\lxss{username} in the Windows Explorer
Create a folder named "scripts" using Windows Explorer
Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
$ ls -a
total 0

RESULT: total 0 DOESN’T WORK

I wondered if there any plans to make something like this work?

Work Around

I found “sort of” a Work Around

1. I used bash commands $ mkdir and $ touch to create folders and files 
i.e. scripts/menu.py
2. I used the Windows Explorer and Notepad++ to edit menu.py
3. $ python scripts/menu.py 
WORKS
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