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Where are Teams Recordings Stored? Teams Recording Location

2022-06-135 mins

Did you finish recording a Microsoft Teams meeting and want to know the teams recording location?

If you’ve been using Microsoft Teams to host and record teams meetings, then you've noticed the teams meeting recording location has moved.

Teams recordings were once stored in Microsoft Stream, but now meeting recordings have moved to OneDrive and SharePoint.
Today, we’ll show you how to find these, so you can view, share, and download your Microsoft Teams recordings.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Where Microsoft Teams Stores Recordings

  • How to Find Teams Meeting Recordings

  • How to Save, Play, Share, and Download Meeting Recordings

With that said, let’s jump in!

Where Do Microsoft Teams Store Recordings?

Microsoft Teams recently changed where they store your meeting recordings. Since this change has been applied to your account, there's no need to move over older recordings.

Microsoft Teams used to store these files. Now, they’re moving to a new model where they don’t host these files like Google Drive.

Instead, they act like a media streamer where they let you play, edit, share, and download meeting recordings. 

Below, you'll learn about the two different ways they store these recordings. Internal team recordings and external meeting recordings are stored differently. 

Channel Teams Meeting Recording

In Microsoft teams, you have different channels for company departments, topics, projects, and more.

Within each channel, you can text, share media, audio, and have video meetings. When you have an audio or video meeting from each channel the recordings will be saved to SharePoint. 

The moment you create a new channel in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint folder will be created for all your team files.

To access your recordings all you need to do is go to your SharePoint folder and open the recording. 

Non-Channel Teams Meeting Recording

Another way your meeting recordings are stored is in OneDrive. If you’re hosting a meeting with people who aren't in your channel, then they will be stored here.

Non-channel meetings can be hosted for reasons like:

  • Being on a call with a team member from a different department

  • Doing a group video meeting

  • Calling a person who isn't in your company

Just like SharePoint all your recordings will be sent here automatically. 

It’s also more private and you have more control over who you want to share your recording with. Think of it as your own personal cloud storage. 

How to Find the Teams Meeting Recordings?

Now that you know where Microsoft Teams stores your recordings, let’s show you how you can find these recordings.

Find Channel Team Recordings

Once your channel meeting is over the recording will automatically upload to your channel and your SharePoint account for the channel.

Accessing the recordings is simple. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click on the ‘Files’ tab in your channel.

  2. Then, select the ‘Recordings’ folder.

    Highlight Part: 1. More, 2. Recording Folder

Everyone who is part of that channel can view and edit any saved recordings.

Find Non-Channel Team Recordings

If the recorded meeting wasn’t part of an existing channel, then it will be saved to the OneDrive account of the host of the meeting.

Here’s how to find non-channel recordings:

  1. Login to your OneDrive account.

  2. Next, click on the ‘Recordings’ folder.

Here all of your meeting recordings will be listed.

A red rectangle frame around the Recordings.

The organizer and host of the meeting are the only users who can edit the meeting recording. But, any person on the meeting invite list can view the recording.

Saving, Playing, Sharing, and Downloading Meeting Recordings

Below you’ll learn how to save, play, share, and download your meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint. 

Saving Meeting Recordings

Saving your recordings is easy and happens automatically the moment a recorded meeting is over. These meetings are saved to the cloud and will be available as long as you need them.

If it’s a channel meeting, then it will be saved to SharePoint.

If it’s a non-channel meeting, then you can find the recording in OneDrive. 

Playing Meeting Recordings

Once the meeting is finished the recording should be available instantly. If you were an attendee or host, then simply follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the meeting event in your channel. Then, click on the meeting recording. It will immediately open in a new tab and start to play.

    A red arrow points to the meeting in Microsoft Team channel.

  2. You can also click the ‘Three Dots’ button on the recording and choose either ‘Open in OneDrive’ or ‘Open in SharePoint’.

Both of these options will open the recording and all you need to do is click the play button.

Sharing Meeting Recordings

  1. Go to the OneDrive website and sign in to your Microsoft account. 

  2. Click on the ‘Circle’ next to the folders or individual files you want to share. Then, click the ‘Share’ button at the top of the page.

    The circle and Share option highlighted.

  3. This brings up a popup where you need to add the email addresses, names, or group names of the people you want to share the recording with. Then, click the ‘Send’ button.

    A rectangle frame around the Send button after an email address is added.

Image via: Microsoft Teams

Any meeting recordings saved in SharePoint will automatically be available in the Microsoft Teams channel that they can access.

If you want to share the recording with people who weren’t in the meeting, then the steps will be similar to above, but you’ll need to login to SharePoint instead.

Downloading Meeting Recordings

To download your recordings all you need to do is open up your SharePoint or OneDrive account, then follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the individual meeting recording, or select multiple recordings to download at the same time.

  2. Then, in the navigation menu at the top of the page, click the ’Download’ button. 

    The meeting recordings file and the Download option highlighted.

Most computers will start downloading right away. However, there might also be a popup where you need to choose where the file is saved.


We hope this guide helped you learn where Microsoft Teams recordings are stored, and how to share, download, and play these recordings.
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