Downloading Your Zoom Cloud Recordings

You can download Zoom cloud recordings to your computer one at a time.

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Last Updated: April 22, 2020

You can download Zoom Cloud Recordings you made as a host from Zoom on the web. 

Download Zoom Cloud Recordings

  1. In a web browser, go to and, if prompted, click Sign in  and sign in with your NetID and NetID password.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Recordings then Cloud Recordings
  3. Find the recording you want to view (adjust the date range and use search, if necessary) and click the topic name.
    Note: If your meeting has not finished converting, the recording will show in the list with a Processing Recording label; try again later.
  4. Click on ⤓ Download (x files) button to download all the recordings' files OR hold your mouse over one of the files below (e.g., Shared screen with speaker view, Audio only) and click the ⤓ download button to download just the file*
    Note: If you see several groups of recordings (Recording 1, Recording 2) during the Zoom Meeting, the recording was started then stop then started again
  5. Optionally, you can export a list of cloud recordings or export a CSV of viewing analytics

*About Zoom File Types

  • Shared screen with speaker view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both active speaker view and shared content. 
  • Shared screen with gallery view: MP4 file with audio and video showing both gallery view and shared content.
  • Active Speaker: MP4 file with audio and video showing the active speaker view only.
  • Gallery View: MP4 file with audio and video showing the gallery view only.
  • Shared Screen: MP4 file with audio and video showing the shared screen only.
  • Audio only: M4A file with a recording of the audio.
  • Audio transcript: VTT file with a transcript of the audio only.
  • Chat file: Text file with the transcript of in-meeting chat.

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