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AttributeError: module 'pyspark.dbutils' has no attribute 'fs'

New Contributor III

`AttributeError` when attempting to transfer files from `dbfs` filestore in DataBricks to a local directory. 

 import pyspark.dbutils as pdbutils
  pdbutils.fs.cp("/dbfs/Data/file1.csv", "/Users/Downloads/")
  Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/databricks/python/lib/python3.9/site-packages/IPython/core/", line 3378, in run_code
    exec(code_obj, self.user_global_ns, self.user_ns)
   File "<command-1495140876495465>", line 4, in <module>
    pdbutils.fs.cp("/dbfs/Usage-Data/df_tx_0106_2022.csv", "/Users/keval/Downloads/")
  AttributeError: module 'pyspark.dbutils' has no attribute 'fs'


Valued Contributor II
Valued Contributor II

Hello @Keval Shah​ .

The import of dbutils is not explicitly required. (

You can use the steps below to copy the file (

dbutils.fs.cp("/FileStore/old_file.txt", "/tmp/new/new_file.txt") to copy the file.

I just listed"/mnt") and it works fine for a python notebook.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,


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