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Deleting local or cloud recordings Follow

You can delete your local or cloud recordings after they are finished processing. Local recordings can be deleted from your computer, while cloud recordings must be deleted in the Zoom web portal.

This article covers:

How to delete local recordings

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click the Meetings tab.
  3. Click the Recorded tab and select the meeting with a local recording.

    Notes:
    • Local recordings display the file path and options to play, or delete the recording.
    • If you only see the Open option, it means the recording is a cloud recording.
  4. Click Delete to permanently delete the recording from your computer.

How to delete cloud recordings

You can delete all cloud recordings in your account, all recordings in search results, or recordings for a specific meeting. This will move the files to the trash and you can permanently delete them from the trash manually. If you don't permanently delete them manually, they will be deleted after 30 days. Files in the trash don't count towards your cloud-recording storage limit.

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, follow one of these options::
    • Admin: Click Account Management then Recording Management.
      You will see list of cloud recordings in the account.
    • User: Click Recordings.
      You will see a list of your cloud recordings.
  3. Follow one of these methods to delete recordings:

How to delete cloud recordings by meeting ID

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Next to the search box, select Search by ID.
  3. Enter the meeting ID in the search box, then click Search.
  4. Click More then Delete in the last column.
  5. Click Yes to confirm and move the recordings to the trash.

How to delete all cloud recordings in a search results

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Enter the desired date range and search criteria, then click Search.
  3. Click the check box located in the header row of the table.
  4. Click Delete Selected.
  5. Click Yes to confirm and move the recordings to the trash.

How to delete all cloud recordings

  1. Access recording management.
  2. Adjust the date range and status, then click Search.
    • From: Leave blank.
    • To: Select today's date.
    • Status drop-down menu: Select All Status.
  3. Click the check box located in the header row of the table.
  4. Click Delete Selected.
  5. Click Yes to confirm and move the recordings to the trash.

How to permanently deleting cloud recordings in the trash

To view files in the trash, click Trash in the top-right area of the recording management page. Files in the trash don't count towards your cloud-recording storage limit and will be permanently deleted after 30 days. If you do not have the Trash option, there are currently no files in your trash.

How to permanently deleting cloud recordings by meeting ID

  1. Enter the meeting ID in the search box, then click Search.
  2. Click Delete to the right of individual meeting. You can also use the check boxes to select several meetings, then click Delete.

How to permanently deleting all cloud recordings

  1. Click Empty Trash located in the top-right corner.
  2. Click Empty to confirm that you want to permanently delete all files.

How to recover cloud recordings from the trash

Select one or more meetings and then click Recover at the top. Click Recover to the right of individual meetings to recover that meeting only.