Error Accessing Google Colab from Jupyter

Hi, I am new at Jupyter Notebook/ JupyterLab.

I need to access Google Colab from my local Jupyter Notebook or JupyterLab.
I do not need to connect Google Colab to a local host (I can do it but it is not what I need to solve npw).
Rather I need to be able to type code on my laptop and authenticate to Google.

My set up includes Python 3.9, Jupyter Notebook 6.4.6 and JupyeterLab 3.2.1

I installed google-colab with conda (Google Colab ::

I installed pydrive

Then I typed:

from pydrive.auth import GoogleAuth
from import GoogleDrive
from google.colab import auth
from oauth2client.client import GoogleCredentials

After that:


I am able to access successfully to my Google account. Then, I get the following error:

OperationalError Traceback (most recent call last)
/tmp/ipykernel_23123/ in
----> 1 auth.authenticate_user()

~/anaconda3/envs/CV_Pytorch/lib/python3.9/site-packages/google/colab/ in authenticate_user(clear_output)
146 with context_manager():
147 _gcloud_login()
→ 148 _install_adc()
149 colab_tpu_addr = _os.environ.get(‘COLAB_TPU_ADDR’, ‘’)
150 if ‘COLAB_SKIP_AUTOMATIC_TPU_AUTH’ not in _os.environ and colab_tpu_addr:

~/anaconda3/envs/CV_Pytorch/lib/python3.9/site-packages/google/colab/ in _install_adc()
106 gcloud_db_path = _os.path.join(
107 _os.environ.get(‘DATALAB_ROOT’, ‘/’), ‘content/.config/credentials.db’)
→ 108 db = _sqlite3.connect(gcloud_db_path)
109 c = db.cursor()
110 ls = list(c.execute(‘SELECT * FROM credentials;’))

OperationalError: unable to open database file

Is there another way to do that?
Please, could you help me?

Thank you

Hi @andmog77,

Looking at the traceback, your problem seems to be with colab configuration, rather than jupyterlab. Therefore it’s likely that you’ll get more useful advice from the colab community.


Thank you. Do you where to get advice the colab community?
I searched but I did not find any forum.

Sorry, never used it myself