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Overview
The Zoom desktop app allows users to record meetings. The files can either be stored locally (on the computer that recorded it) or remotely on the Zoom cloud. Files stored on the cloud can be accessed on your desktop or from the web. Locally stored files can only be accessed on the computer that recorded the meeting. This article will show you how to access the files once your recording is finished.

This article covers:

  • Local Recording on Windows
  • Local Recording on Mac
  • Cloud Recording on Windows
  • Cloud Recording on Mac

Prerequisites
You will need to have previously recorded a meeting and stored it either locally or on the cloud. To learn how to record a video, please see our Local Recording and Cloud Recording articles.

Instructions
Local Recording

  1. Open and sign into the Zoom desktop app.
  2. Click on the meeting tab on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app.
  3. There will be two buttons at the top of the app, Upcoming and Recorded. Select Recorded to bring up a list of the recorded meetings you have access to.
  4. Hover over the meeting you wish to access.
    • Play Video: Clicking on “Play Video” will open up the recorded meeting in your default media player. This option will play the video and audio if it is available.
    • Play Audio Only: Clicking on “Play Audio Only” will open up the meeting’s audio file in your default audio player.
    • Open: Clicking on “Open” will open the video up in your file explorer.
    • Delete: If you click “Delete” you will be asked if you want to delete the selected recording. Click yes to confirm. Once deleted you will not have access to the recorded meeting via the app, however the file will still remain on your computer. The “Delete” button only removes access to the file from within the app.
  5. To access the recording files if you have deleted them from the app, click on “Settings” in the upper right hand corner of the home screen.
  6. Select the “Recording Location” tab on the left navigation bar.
  7. Then click “Open Recordings in Finder.” Find the recording you want to access. The default folder names include the date and time (in 24hour format) of the recording and the meeting ID.
  1. Open and sign into the Zoom desktop app.
  2. Click on the meeting tab on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app.
  3. There will be two buttons at the top of the app, Upcoming and Recorded. Select Recorded to bring up a list of the recorded meetings you have access to.
  4. Hover over the meeting you wish to access.
    • Play Video: Clicking on “Play Video” will open up the recorded meeting in your default media player. This option will play the video and audio if it is available.
    • Play Audio Only: Clicking on “Play Audio Only” will open up the meeting’s audio file in your default audio player.
    • Open: Clicking on “Open” will open the video up in your file explorer.
    • Delete: If you click “Delete” you will be asked if you want to delete the selected recording. Click yes to confirm. Once deleted you will not have access to the recorded meeting via the app, however the file will still remain on your computer. The “Delete” button only removes access to the file from within the app.
  5. To access the recording files if you have deleted them from the app, click on “Settings” in the upper right hand corner of the home screen.
  6. Select the “Record” tab on the top navigation bar.
  7. Then click “Open Recordings in Finder.” Find the recording you want to access. The default folder names include the date and time (in 24hour format) of the recording and the meeting ID.

Cloud Recording

  1. Open and sign into the Zoom desktop app.
  2. Click on the meeting tab on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app.
  3. There will be two buttons at the top of the app, Upcoming and Recorded. Select Recorded to bring up a list of the recorded meetings you have access to.
  4. Hover over the meeting you wish to access and select "Open"
  5. You have the option to download, share or delete the videos.
    • Download: this option allows users to save the recording locally on a computer.
    • Share: This option will open up a popup with the recording’s URL. Copy the text in the popup box and share it via email, instant message, or on social media.
    • Delete: If you click “Delete,” you will be asked if you want to delete the selected recording. Click yes to delete the video. (Note: Deleting the videos from cloud storage is permanent. You may want to consider saving a copy of the video locally before you delete it from cloud storage.)
  1. Open and sign into the Zoom desktop app.
  2. Click on the meeting tab on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app.
  3. There will be two buttons at the top of the app, Upcoming and Recorded. Select Recorded to bring up a list of the recorded meetings you have access to.
  4. Hover over the meeting you wish to access and select "Open"
  5. You have the option to download, share or delete the videos.
    • Download: this option allows users to save the recording locally on a computer.
    • Share: This option will open up a popup with the recording’s URL. Copy the text in the popup box and share it via email, instant message, or on social media.
    • Delete: If you click “Delete,” you will be asked if you want to delete the selected recording. Click yes to delete the video. (Note: Deleting the videos from cloud storage is permanent. You may want to consider saving a copy of the video locally before you delete it from cloud storage.)
  1. On your web browser, go to Zoom.us.
  2. On the left hand navigation menu, click on “My Recordings,” which contains thumbnails of all of the meetings that you have recorded and stored onto Zoom’s cloud servers.
  3. Find the recorded meeting that you wish to view and click on either the full recording or the audio only file.
  4. You have the option to download, share or delete the videos.
    • Download: this option allows users to save the recording locally on a computer.
    • Share: This option will open up a popup with the recording’s URL. Copy the text in the popup box and share it via email, instant message, or on social media.
    • Delete: If you click “Delete,” you will be asked if you want to delete the selected recording. Click yes to delete the video. (Note: Deleting the videos from cloud storage is permanent. You may want to consider saving a copy of the video locally before you delete it from cloud storage.)
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