Troubleshoot | Zoom Recording Not Showing Up

Learn to fix your Zoom recording not showing up with several efficient ways on this page. You can also get relevant tips about audio recording/video recovery.


By Penny / Updated on April 3, 2024

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Where do Zoom recordings go?

Zoom (Zoom Meetings) is a communications platform that connects users using video, audio, phone, and chat. It’s well-known for its user-friendliness and usability, regardless of technological expertise.

Therefore, many new users want to create a new account and download the Zoom Client for Meetings. After processing, some newcomers are unaware of where does Zoom save recordings?


Does Zoom automatically save recordings? Moreover, how to find Zoom recordings? Thanks.

Since Zoom is designed for online meetings, please sign in to the Zoom web portal and click Recording > your desired meeting topic to view cloud recordings.

For local recording files, go to the corresponding default path of different computers.

Windows: C:\Users\UserName\Documents\Zoom
Mac: /Users/UserName/Documents/Zoom
Linux: home/UserName/Documents/Zoom

This question is a little similar to where are my videos saved on your Windows computer. If you're bothered by the storage path of your downloaded videos, please get more details on another page.  

Why is my Zoom recording not showing up?

However, some users have reported they failed to find their recording files in the Zoom recording locations. So are you wondering why is my Zoom recording not showing up? Please get an overview of these reasons below.

  • Power failure
  • Poor Wi-Fi
  • Sleep mode of computers
  • Deletion

How to recover deleted local Zoom recordings?

So is there a way to recover deleted local Zoom recordings? Of course, there is. Please get an overview of the following ways to recover deleted downloaded files.      

Please note that if your Zoom recording includes video and recording, the file format is Mp4. If there only contain voice recordings, the file format is Mp3.  

1. Recover deleted local Zoom recordings from Recycle Bin

If you’ve deleted downloaded Zoom recordings from your Windows PC, your Windows OS will automatically send your deleted items to your desktop Recycle Bin.


This temporary storage place almost can keep your removed files before emptying them. That is to say, you can easily recover deleted local Zoom recordings from Recycle Bin before permanent deletion.

Step 1. Double-click your desktop Recycle Bin. After opening it, find your needed local Zoom recording.

Step 2. Right-click on your selected Zoom recording and click the “Restore” button.


2. Recover deleted local Zoom recordings with Windows data recovery software

But how to recover deleted local Zoom recordings after emptying Recycle Bin? In brief, those users who’ve cultivated a good habit of creating regular backups with free backup software for Windows can restore their deleted local Zoom recordings from file backups.

Without backups, you’ll have no recourse but to utilize leading Windows data recovery software like MyRecover to get your deleted local Zoom recordings back.   

Please avoid storing new pictures, songs, videos, or voice recordings on your Windows. Because after deletion, there’s a free space that is ready to write new data. If these newly added files overwrite your desired deleted local Zoom recordings, it could decrease the possibility of audio recording recovery/video recovery.

Highlights of MyRecover:
  • Powerful features: Recover deleted & lost MS Office files, folders, compressed files, photos, songs, videos, audio, websites, and 200+ file types from HDD, USB, SD cards, etc.
  • Easy-to-find: During Quick Scan and Deep Scan, you can search your desired files by Path, Filename, Date, Size, etc.
  • Convenient: Retain the original Path, Filename, and Format for the deleted files.
  • Excellent compatibility: Support NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS file systems.
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Step 1. Launch MyRecover and hover the mouse over the partition that saves your needed Zoom recordings before deletion. Then click Scan.


Step 2. Filter your wanted Zoom recordings according to Name, Date, Document Type (Mp3 or Mp4), or Path. Or type file names in the search bar to locate your deleted Zoom recordings.


Step 3. Go to the Deleted Files/Recycle Bin/Other Missing Files folder and select the deleted local Zoom recordings you want. Then click the “Recover x files” button.


  • After recovery, please save these retrieved Zoom recordings in a new saved path.
  • To recover a large number of deleted local Zoom recordings or other deleted files, upgrading MyRecover could be a more efficient and cost-effective choice.

Related Q&A about audio recording recovery & video recovery

Where do Zoom recordings go? Zoom recording not showing up? And how do I recover deleted local Zoom recordings? After reading the above part, you can get corresponding answers to these questions. Meanwhile, there’re some relevant tips for your reference.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.