How to read data in Google Colab from my Google drive?

Edit: As of February, 2020, there’s now a first-class UI for automatically mounting Drive.

First, open the file browser on the left hand side. It will show a ‘Mount Drive’ button. Once clicked, you’ll see a permissions prompt to mount Drive, and afterwards your Drive files will be present with no setup when you return to the notebook. The completed flow looks like so:

Drive auto mount example

The original answer follows, below. (This will also still work for shared notebooks.)

You can mount your Google Drive files by running the following code snippet:

from google.colab import drive

Then, you can interact with your Drive files in the file browser side panel or using command-line utilities.

Here’s an example notebook

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