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How to View and Delete Zoom Recording

How to View and Delete Zoom Recording

a way to easily view and delete your Zoom recordings

The popularity of the Zoom meeting video app has skyrocketed in recent months. “Let’s Zoom” has become a permanent part of the vocabulary of people all over the world be it for school, work, or parties. Zoom owes its cult status to the great features it offers, even if you use a free account.

One of the features that enjoys extreme favoritism among users is the ability to record meetings so you don’t have to worry about taking notes and more. This allows you to attend 100 percent of meetings. You can record Zoom meetings very easily, either locally on a computer, or to the Zoom cloud if you are a licensed user. After you record a meeting, it’s easier to access the meeting record.

View Records using Desktop Clients

Finding your meeting record must be made using the Zoom Desktop client. Open a desktop client and sign in using the Zoom account that you used to take meetings. Go to ‘Meeting’ and then click on the ‘Recorded’ tab.


Records of your meeting will be listed there. Registered records will include all cloud records made with this account, as well as local records made by this account on the device you currently use. This means you can only access local notes from the device used to record them. Click the meeting for which you want to view the recording.

If this is a local recording, you can play the recording or just an audio file directly from the Desktop client. You can also delete records from the client by clicking the ‘Delete’ option.


Locally Recorded Meetings in Zoom.

To delete the recording completely, click on the ‘Open’ option to go to the folder with the recording.


If you have deleted the note from the client, you can also go to the C: \ Users \ [UserName] \ Documents \ Zoom path. All Zoom footage is saved here by default. Select and delete the meeting folder to delete all recordings. The meeting folder will have a meeting date and time in its name so you will know which folder to delete.


If this is a cloud recording, the only option presented is ‘Open’. Clicking on the option will open your cloud record in Zoom Web Portal in your default browser automatically.


Zoom Meeting is recorded in the cloud.

From the Zoom Web Portal, you can view, play and delete cloud recordings. Click the ‘Delete’ option (trash can icon) to delete all recorded files.


If the confirmation dialog box appears, click ‘Yes’ to confirm. The recording will be deleted and moved to the trash.


Deleted records will remain in the trash for 30 days after which you cannot recover them. You can also manually delete records from the trash to delete them permanently before the specified period.

Viewing Records Using Web Portal

You can also use Zoom Web Portal to view your meeting recordings. Open and log in with your Zoom account. Open ‘Recording’ from the navigation menu on the left.


All cloud recordings will be under the ‘Cloud Recordings’ tab. Click on any recording to view the file and play it.


You can delete files stored in the cloud by clicking the delete option wherever your device accesses the portal. Click ‘Other’ then select ‘Delete’ to delete the recording. Or you can also delete the recording after opening it by clicking on the trash can icon as before.


Open the ‘Local Notes’ tab to see your local notes in the portal.


Local records will be listed there along with the file path where they are stored. You cannot open local recordings from a web portal. To view it, open the file path on the computer where it is stored.


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