Where Are Microsoft Teams Recordings Stored

You’ve used Microsoft Teams and now you need to find the recording. Well, it’s not too difficult and you can quickly return to the platform to find your stored recordings.

Hello folks! My name is Lavelle and I am a professional photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. As such, I need to hold virtual meetings with my team members who, in many cases, are spread across the United States. I’ve found Microsoft Teams to be a useful tool and I’ve learned quite a bit about the application.

In this article, I will explain where the team meeting recordings are located and discuss how you can share the team recordings with others. I will also talk about how to download the recordings and answer a few commonly asked questions.

Key Takeaways

  • Remember that the stored location for Channel Meetings and Non-Channel Meetings differs.
  • Your recordings have a default storage time of 60 days, however, you can manually change it if needed.
  • Saving your recordings is important. Ensure that you have access to your meeting recordings by saving them after each recording is completed.

Microsoft Teams Recordings Location

Let’s take a look at where the Microsoft Teams records are located on the platform. There are two main types of meetings in Microsoft Teams: Channel and Non-channel Meetings. It is important to note that the location of your recordings varies depending on the type of meeting you held.

Teams Channel Meeting Recordings

Channel Meetings take place within a Microsoft Teams Channel. These meetings are typically processed and saved to a SharePoint drive. 

The recordings for the Channel Meetings are stored in the application’s Recordings folder which is found in the Files tab of the Channel. The Files tab holds all the stored files in a document library. All those who are a part of the Channel should have permission to edit and view the recording.

Teams Non-Channel Meetings’ Recordings

Non-channel meetings (also known as standard meetings or personal meetings) can be scheduled from a Microsoft Outlook Calendar and are typically saved to a Microsoft OneDrive location. 

The Non-Channel Meetings recording is stored in the Recordings folder in the OneDrive directory of the person who initiated the meeting.

How to Share Microsoft Team Recordings

You can do this by going to the chat panel in the application and clicking the More button from the menu. Select the Get Link option and paste that link to those whom you wish to share the recording with.

Alternatively, you can also click the Share button and a text box will appear that allows you to add the names or email addresses of those whom you’d like to share the meeting recording with. Simply click Send to share the recording using this method.

How to Download Microsoft Teams Recordings

To download Microsoft Teams recordings, simply open your SharePoint or OneDrive account and click on the specific meeting recording that you wish to download. You can also click on multiple recordings to download simultaneously.

Now, go to the navigation menu at the top of the page and click the Download button. There it is, quick and simple! You’ve now downloaded your recording (s).

Feel free to check out our other article, for more details on working with Microsoft Teams on saving your team messages.


Here are some answers to a few commonly asked questions.

How Do I Change Where My Team Recordings Are Saved?

You can change where your Team Recordings are saved by changing the drive location within your SharePoint drive for Channel Meetings and your OneDrive for Non-Channel Meetings. At this time, these meetings can only be stored in these locations but you can create specific folders within these two locations if you’d like.

How Long Are Teams Recordings Stored?

You can store recordings for 60 days, however, Microsoft allows you to change the expiration date manually from the default 60-day storage time.

How Do I Recover a Team Meeting Recording?

You can’t recover a recording that has already expired. That’s why it is important to save your recordings so that you can access them for future use.

Final Thoughts

Microsoft Teams is a relatively new and excellent platform for conducting virtual meetings. It offers a wide range of features, such as screen and file sharing and real-time collaboration, making it a great tool for remote teamwork. It also allows you to save and share your meetings, and I hope by now you know how to do that.

Have you had trouble finding your stored Microsoft Teams recordings? Share your experience in the comments section below.

Until next time, enjoy technology!

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