• Windows 10
  • Python 3.9.0
  • Brownie v1.18.1
  • Ganache CLI v6.12.2 (ganache-core 2.13.2)

I'm currently following Patrick's solidity tutorial. I'm at about 4:39:00. Here is my code and the error that is occurring: from brownie import accounts error

Is there a problem with the file init.py?

I've tried uninstalling and installing eth-brownie using the directions here. However I'm still encountering this same error.

For reference the code I am trying to run is the following:

    from brownie import accounts

def deploy_simple_storage():
    #account = accounts[0]
    account = accounts.load("freecodecamp-account")
print("Done with deploy_simple_storage()")

def main():
print("Done with deploy.py")

And the error says "cannot import name 'accounts' from 'brownie'".

Thanks for the help. Not sure what to do.

  • Alright, I was able to solve this by doing multiple things: pip uninstall eth-brownie, pip uninstall brownie, pip list (to check uninstalls worked), pip install brownie, pip install eth-brownie.... Then after all that I had to take out the "." from a file name so it wasn't in a file path. After doing all that it was able to run like it was supposed to. Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 16:19
  • cc : Joseph Miyaki , you took out the "." from what file name? Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 6:07

1 Answer 1


you're most likely getting this error because you only installed brownie-eth. Uninstall brownie eth and then run

pipx install eth-brownie 

when completed, run pip install brownie

close your terminal and restart Vscode this will work

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