Finding My Zoom Recordings

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Zoom, Zoom for Faculty, Zoom for Students
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 22, 2020

Zoom has two types of recordings: cloud* (online) and local (on your computer). You can find and access cloud and local recordings 2 ways:

Faculty and staff can record to the cloud* or local computer; Students can record to their local computer. Default local recording locations are C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom for Windows and  /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom for Mac.

Access/Find All Recordings in Zoom Desktop (Mac/Windows)

  1. Launch the Zoom Client on your Windows/Mac and sign into the client using SSO and your NetID and NetID password
  2. At the top, click Meetings
  3. On the left, click Recorded
  4. On the left, select the meeting you would like to view the recording for
  5. Click Open to open the folder/link for recording files. (If you only see an Open button, the recording is a cloud recording; if you see more buttons like Open, Play Video, Play Audio Only, Delete, the recording is a local recording)

    The Zoom Mac Client showing a Local Recording

Access/Find All Recordings in Zoom on the Web

  1. Sign into your Zoom account at with your NetID and NetID password
  2. On the left, click My Recordings
  3. Along the top, click Cloud* Recordings or Local Recordings

    The Zoom Web Client showing Cloud Recordings

Faculty and Staff can record to the cloud* or local computer. Find Local Recordings

Students can record to their local computer. Find Local Recordings

*A cloud recording may take several hours to process before you can find it and share the link.

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