This article explains how to change where Zoom meeting recordings are stored in Windows 11.
Zoom is a video conferencing and online meeting platform that allows users to connect remotely. It offers Video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, and recording features.
There are many settings one can configure in the Zoom app on Windows. Users can download and install, start Zoom automatically when Windows starts, use dual monitors, turn Video and audio on or off screen lock, mute microphone when joining meetings, and more.
Zoom meeting recordings are stored in a folder called Zoom in your home directory in Windows by default. The default location is suitable for most users. Howerver, if you’re running out of storage space on your home drive, you can change to a new location with a bigger space.
One might want to change where Zoom recordings are stored for several reasons. One common reason is that the default storage location may not have enough space to accommodate all the recordings.
By changing the storage location, users can ensure that their recordings are saved in a location with sufficient storage space. Additionally, users may want to keep their recordings separate from other files and folders on their computers, making it easier to organize and manage their recordings.
Finally, some users may simply prefer to store their recordings in a different folder or drive for personal or organizational reasons.
Change where Zoom recordings are stored
As mentioned, Zoom will store its recordings in the user’s default home directory. This location works for most users. Howerver, if you want to change to a bigger drive space, you can do that using the app.
Here’s how to do it.
First, open the Zoom app. You can do that by clicking Start and selecting the ‘All apps’ button on the Start menu.
Under All apps, scroll down alphabetically to the bottom and open the Zoom app.
When the Zoom app opens, click the Settings (gear) to open its Setting pane.
Alternatively, click on your profile image at the top right and select Settings on the context menu.
When the Settings pane opens, select the Recording button on the left menu.
On the Recording settings page, under Local Recording, select the tile that reads “Store my local recording at:“
Then click the Change button.
On the pop-up dialog File Explorer window, browse for a folder you want to store your Zoom recording.
When you select the new location, click OK to save your changes.
Exit the Zoom app when you are done.
That should do it!
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