How do I create a volume for data on an external HDD? Windows 11

I can’t seem to find clear instructions with a Google search.

I want to install paperless-ng (an application to store documents) on my Windows 11 pc, but I don’t have much space, I want to know how to use an external HDD to store the data.

I understand I have to use a command such as:

docker run -v path_to_hdd_directory:target_directory [image]

but what I don’t know is:

  1. How do I use a windows HDD when it isn’t recognised by the Linux subsystem?
  2. How do I find the target directory to use with the docker run command?

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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Can anyone point me to a tutorial/guide about using an external hard drive with Docker Desktop for Windows?