While it’s simple to view data files in a Linux container through the Chrome OS Files app, seeing Chrome OS data in Linux isn’t. A new menu option in the Files app will help solve that problem.
Google recently added both Android and Linux files to the native Chrome OS Files app but don’t get used to it if you have this feature. Google Drive is getting moved down the tree while Android and Linux files gain more prominence.
First we got Linux files appearing in Chrome OS and now we have experimental access to our Android app files. One quick setting change now shows user-accessible Android folders in the native Files app on a Chromebook.
Aside from Dev Channel version 68.0.3437.0 fixing the broken Terminal app for Project Crostini the Linux files automatically mount to the Chrome OS Files app in this version as well. Make sure you have the right flag enabled to see this function.