How to Find & Change Microsoft Teams Recording Location

The recordings for Teams channel meeting are stored in SharePoint

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Key notes

  • The Microsoft Teams recordings used to be stored in Microsoft Stream, but now you can find them under Files tab for channel meeting and in the OneDrive folder for an in-chat meeting.
  • Keep reading to learn more about it!
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Whether you want to save the lecture to take notes after or revise important points a client has provided for a new project, recording a Teams meeting can be helpful.

In this guide, we will talk about how to find and change the Microsoft Teams recording location so that you can efficiently manage & access the recorded content whenever you want.

Can Teams recordings be saved locally?

There is no inbuilt method to store the Teams meeting recording locally on your computer or a local server.

Where are recordings from Microsoft Teams stored?

1. For the Teams channel meetings

  1. Press the Windows key, type teams, and click Open.Teams - Find & Change Microsoft Teams Recording Location
  2. Click Teams from the left pane and select the channel. Files tab from the top menu.
  3. Click the Files tab from the top menu in the meeting chat feed.Teams -microsoft teams recording location
  4. You will get the Recordings folder, then double-click it to open the Teams meeting recordings list.

2. For the Non-channel meetings

  1. Log in to your OneDrive account.OneDrive - Recording microsoft teams recording location
  2. Locate the Recordings folder, double-click it to open it, and you will find all the recordings of the meetings for which you initiated the recording.

Remember, for the non-channel meeting, only the meeting organizer can access the recording as it is stored in their OneDrive Recordings folder. However, all team members can access the recording from the Files tab for the Team channel meetings.

If you cannot find the recording files in the SharePoint folder, you need to rearrange the files correctly. To know more, read this guide.

How do I change the location of Microsoft Teams recordings?

Ideally, you can’t change the default location of the Microsoft Teams recording. However, depending on the type of meeting, you can move the recordings from SharePoint (channel meeting recordings) or OneDrive (for non-channel meetings).

1. For the Teams channel meetings

  1. Go to Teams, select the channel, and then click the Files tab from the top menu in the meeting chat feed.Teams_Teams, select the channel, and then click the Files tab
  2. Select the recording, then click Open in SharePoint.Open in SharePoint
  3. Locate the recording, click the three dots next to it, and select Move to.Locate the recording, click on the three dots next to it, and select Move to.
  4. Navigate to the location and click Move here.chrome_Navigate to the location and click Move here - microsoft teams recording location

2. For the Non-channel meetings

  1. Locate the recording in OneDrive, click the three dots next to it, and select Move to.click the three dots next to it, and select Move to -microsoft teams recording location
  2. Now, choose the folder or other location to move the recordings and click Move here.chrome_click Move here.

Since the Microsoft Teams meeting recordings have an expiration date, so if you want to save them longer, download them on your Windows 11 computer or move them to another location on the drive itself.

Why can’t I find my Teams recording?

  • The meeting recording has passed its expiration time of 120 days or the limit set by your organization.
  •  The recording was not initiated appropriately.
  •  You had unstable internet connectivity during the meeting, causing the issue.
  •  The default storage location is full, or the Microsoft Teams app is outdated.

Tips for Optimizing and Enhancing Your Meeting Recordings with Microsoft Teams

  • Before the meeting is initiated, inform all the participants that the session will be recorded to ensure everyone gives consent and engages in discussions for a productive session.
  •  Preview your video before turning on the camera to ensure it appears how you want while recording.
  •  Use Reactions, like Raise hand (indicating that you want to speak up) or Applause/Heart to show how you feel about a topic.
  •  Select a video layout for the meeting; on the meeting controls, choose More options, and choose from Gallery, Large gallery, or Together mode.
  •  Spotlight the main speaker video to ensure everyone sees them on their screen; right-click the speaker video, and select Spotlight>Spotlight to confirm the choice.
  •  Use breakout rooms for focused conversations; in the Teams app, select Breakout rooms>Select number of rooms you need> Assign participants> Create rooms>Start rooms.

Remember that as of 2021, the recordings are no longer stored in Microsoft Stream but are found in SharePoint (Channel meetings) or OneDrive(other meetings).

Also, you can’t change the default location of recordings but can move them to a different location for future use and recover the storage on the drive.

Before you go, check our guide on how to properly record Teams meeting on your PC.

If you are on limited data and have to attend Teams meetings now and then, you must limit your data usage to ensure you stay within the data limit.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the subject, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

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