Windows – docker images and containers stored when we use it with Windows

containersdockerimagewindows

NOTE: Am super new to both Windows and Docker

The tutorial I've been using says that they are under /var/lib/docker/containers if we're using Linux, but I can't seem to find that on my Windows machine.

Thanks!

Best Solution

Things might have changed with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I installed Docker from source here (https://master.dockerproject.org/windows/amd64/docker-1.13.0-dev.zip) as described here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/quick_start/quick_start_windows_10

Docker puts all of the images in this folder:

C:\ProgramData\docker\windowsfilter

and all containers in this folder:

C:\ProgramData\docker\containers

An easy way to check is to execute this:

docker info

It should tell you where your files are stored:

Containers: 2
 Running: 1
 Paused: 0
 Stopped: 1
Images: 10
Server Version: 1.13.0-dev
Storage Driver: windowsfilter
 Windows:
...
Docker Root Dir: C:\ProgramData\docker
Debug Mode (client): false
Debug Mode (server): false
...