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Viewing and Sharing Your Zoom Recordings

View and share recordings

  • Recordings on the Cloud are saved in your Zoom account.
  • Recordings on your computer are saved in your Documents folder in the Zoom subfolder.
  • Recording folders are named for the date and time of recording, the meeting number, and the meeting name. 

To view a recording in the Cloud:

  1. Log into the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Recordings on the left-hand menu. 
  3. Your Cloud recordings will be listed in the Cloud Recordings tab. 
    • If the recording isn't finished processing, Processing Recording will be listed to the right of its name.

  4. Click the meeting name.
    • You'll see three files you can download and share: video (with audio), audio, and an automatically-generated transcript. 
    • Hover over a file to play it, or click Download, Share, or Delete. 

    • If you click Share, you'll get a link for viewing the recording online.
      • You can set the recording to private-to-VT or public to those who have the link.
      • You can allow viewers to download the recording.
      • You can password protect the recording.  

To view a recording on your computer: 

  1. Navigate to your computer's Documents folder.
  2. In Documents, open the Zoom folder.
  3. Find the recording you'd like to view and open that folder. 
  4. A meeting recording file will be listed as double_click_to_convert_01.
  5. Double-click the file, and Zoom will convert the recording and show you the conversion status.

  6. When conversion is done, the double_click_to_convert_0X file will be replaced by three files:
    • audio_only - an M4A file
    • playback - an M3U file with video and audio
    • zoom_0 - an MP4 file with video and audio
  7. Play the files in a media player. 
  8. If you want to share the recording, you'll have to save the file and share it manually. 

For more about accessing your local recordings and changing the recording location, see Local Recording in the Zoom Help Center.

Back up recordings

  • Recordings on the Cloud can be backed up on your computer.
  • Recordings on your computer can be backed up by saving the entire recording folder that Zoom created to an additional drive. 
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  1. Brad Anglin

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