How to Access Zoom Recordings? | Complete Guide 

Do you have important meetings or online lectures on Zoom and you want to save the meeting but don’t know How To Access Zoom Recordings? Here’s the solution for your every problem. We are here with the elucidation on How you can access pre-recorded sessions in ZOOM.

How to Access Zoom Recordings

We will be spelling out the steps, so it will be easy for you. Besides, we will discuss more problems that Zoom users generally face. We’ll try our best to cover the whole thing in one shot. If you have further ideas after reading this article that this is how it should be done, ping us comment sections. 

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How to Access Zoom Recordings? | Guide 

Let’s first find out where exactly zoom recordings are saved. 

If you have a zoom meeting that is recorded, there are two places where the zoom recordings can be saved:

  1. The Zoom Cloud 
  2. Your Computer or Laptop 

The first option that is the Zoom Cloud, it is only available for the users who have a paid membership. Unpaid/free users do not get this facility. 

However, both the paid and unpaid users can save the zoom recording locally on a computer or laptop.  If you are using your mobile phone then the local recording can’t be saved may it be iPhone or Android. 

How to save your locally saved Zoom Recordings?

zoom settings

Account Holder

  • To modify your account settings, sign in as an administrator in the Zoom web portal. 
  • Choose account settings.
  • Search for the Local Recording option in the Recording Tab and confirm that your setting is enabled. If your setting is disabled click toggle to enable it. 
  • In order to enable the users on your account to have the same setting compulsorily search for the lock icon and click on the lock to save the setting. (Optional) 

For administrator/ Group 

  • Open your zoom account as an administrator to make changes in the users group.
  • Choose group management.
  • Choose your group then click on Settings Tab 
  • Search for the Local Recording option in the Recording Tab and confirm that your setting is enabled. If your setting is disabled click toggle to enable it. 

( If you are not able to access the setting it means that the setting as been locked out at the account level ) 

  • In order to enable the users on your account to have the same setting compulsorily search for the lock icon and click on the lock to save the setting. (Optional)

Zoom User

  • Sign in as an account administrator or an account member.
  • As an administrator choose my meeting setting or if you are a member choose meeting setting. 
  • Search for the Local Recording option in the Recording Tab and confirm that your setting is enabled. If your setting is disabled click toggle to enable it.

( If you are not able to access the setting it means that the setting as been locked out at the account level or group ) 

For a paid Zoom user, in order to enable your zoom cloud recording, you basically have to follow almost the same steps above. Just instead of local recording, there will be a cloud recording option. If you feel you still didn’t understand then click here

How to Access Your Recordings?


Local Recording

The locally recorded Zoom meetings are saved on your computer or laptop in a separate folder and marked with the time, days, and the name of the meeting. 

Steps to Access your recording files

  • Open Zoom on your computer or laptop. 
  • Choose meeting.
  • Click on the recorded tab and choose the meeting of local recording which you want to view. 

(If the local recording is not yet converted into video format, click on the convert button.)

  • Now you will see the following options,
    • Open 
    • Play Video 
    • Play Audio
    • Delete
    • Refresh

        (Choose the appropriate option depending on what you wish to do)

Cloud Recording

For the paid users the cloud recording is enabled by default. The user has to click on record to the cloud option in order to record a meeting. The audio, video, and all the chat of the meeting are recorded and saved in Zoom Cloud. 

zoom recordings

Steps to Access your recording files

  • Sign in Zoom.
  • In the menu option click on account management.
  • Click on recording management. 
  • Search for the recording you want to view and click on it.

(Sometimes when the meeting is yet to be converted into video format it will show as processing recording. After the conversation you can open, share, download, delete, your recording)

Closure | How To Access Zoom Recordings?

In this article, we have guided you on how to enable the zoom recording and also how to access it. If you find that any of the steps are not working for you, do not hesitate to reach us out. Besides, you can connect to zoom support for more detailed information.

If you have any questions regarding this article do comment down below. If you want articles like this or on specific topics or related to zoom, feel free to comment and let us know about it.   

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