Finding and Viewing Recordings Follow

Overview

You can record your Zoom meeting or webinar locally to your computer or to the Zoom cloud with a Pro license. Files stored on the cloud can be accessed on your desktop or from the web. Locally recorded meetings and webinars can only be accessed on the computer that recorded the meeting. This article covers finding and viewing recordings from the Zoom client or the Zoom web portal.

To learn how to record a meeting, see Local Recording or Cloud Recording.

Prerequisites

  • Previously recorded meeting

Finding and viewing recordings

Viewing your recordings on the Zoom client will show all cloud recordings done by this user and any local recordings by this user on this computer. It will not show local recordings done on a different computer, even if the same Zoom account was used.

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Meetings.
  3. Click the Recorded tab.
  4. Select the meeting you want to view the recording of.
    • Local recordings will have the following options:
      • Play: Play the video file.
      • Play Audio: Play the audio-only file.
      • Open: Open the folder where the recordings are stored.
      • Delete: Delete this meeting recording from the Zoom client. The files will still be stored on your computer.
    • Cloud recordings will only have the option to Open the recording. If you click Open, it will open your default web browser to the recording files on the Zoom web portal.

Viewing or changing the default recording location for local recordings

You can find your default recording location for local recordings in your Zoom client settings

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click Recording.
  4. Click one of these options beside Local Recording:
    • Click Open to open the folder where your local recordings are stored.
    • Click Change to change the default recording location for your local recordings.

Finding and viewing recordings

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Meetings.
  3. Click Recorded.
  4. Hover over the meeting you want to view the recording of.
    • Local Recordings will have the following options:

      • Play: Play the video file.
      • Play Audio: Play the audio-only file.
      • Open: Open the folder where the recordings are stored.
      • Delete: Delete this meeting recording from the Zoom client. The files will still be stored on your computer.
    • Cloud Recordings will only have the option to Open the recording. If you click Open, it will open your default web browser to the Recording files on the Zoom web portal.

Viewing or changing the default recording location for local recordings

You can find your default recording location for Local Recordings in your Zoom Client settings.

  1. Log in to the Zoom client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click Recording.
  4. Click one of these options:

    • Click Open to open the folder where your local recordings are stored.
    • Click Change to change the default recording location for your local recordings.

Using the Zoom web portal, you can see where local recordings were saved to if you were using supported version of Zoom to record (Zoom client for Windows version 4.0.25513.0228 or later, or Zoom client for Mac version 4.0.25513.0228 or later).

Note: For information about viewing and managing cloud recordings, see Recording Management.

Accessing Local Recordings on the Web

You can view the location of Local Recordings on the web if the meeting was recorded with Zoom client for Windows version 4.0.25513.0228 or later, or Zoom client for Mac version 4.0.25513.0228 or later. This will only display the recording file path. You will need to open the file on the computer where the meeting was recorded to view the recording.

  1. Log in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Navigate to My Recordings and click the Local Recordings tab.
  3. This will display the meeting topic, meeting ID, date and time, computer name, and file path for the recording.
  4. If you click Delete to remove a recording from the list, it will no longer appear in your web portal, but it will still be stored on the computer where it was recorded.
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