I know paths with spaces in them are bad, but many Windows users have them. Because...
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@@ -235,6 +235,7 @@ directory from Linux is `/mnt/c/Users/<user>/Documents/workspace`. (Substitute
     * In the `Solution Explorer` right-click on the project and select `Properties`
     * Go to the `Debugging` page and set `Program` to `/mnt/c/Users/<user>/Documents/workspace/step-6/step-6`.
     * Go to the `Remote Build` page and set `Build Command Line` to `cd /mnt/c/Users/<user>/Documents/workspace/step-6/; cmake .; make`.
+    * Warning! Windows is very accepting of paths that include space characters, but you will run into errors at this step if you use a path with a space character. At this time, escape characters in the above steps will not work. Thus, you must find the short path name for your file location. I recommend using [these](https://superuser.com/a/728792) steps to find the short path name.
 
 7. Run the executable via `Debug` -> `Start Debugging` (or press `F5`) and celebrate!
 

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