Access your local file system from JupyterLab#

Browse local files using the non-standard Web Browser File System Access API.


This extension is compatible with Chromium-based browsers only (for now)


The main motivation for this extension is to give access to local files in JupyterLite: jupyterlite/jupyterlite#403

It can also be used on hosted and ephemeral JupyterLab deployments such as [Binder](


  • JupyterLab >= 3.0


To install the extension, execute:

pip install jupyterlab-filesystem-access

Try it online#

You can try jupyterlab-filesystem-access directly in this documentation page thanks to JupyterLite!