Zoom Cloud Recordings: Delete or Move Files after One Year
Currently, University of Minnesota Zoom recordings that have been saved to the cloud are managed according to the following timeline:
- After 365 days, recordings are moved to Zoom’s trash folder. Recordings remain in the trash folder for 30 days. While in the trash folder, recordings can be recovered.
- 23 days after recordings have moved to the trash folder, Zoom will send an email notification alerting the person that they have seven days to recover recordings from the trash folder. The email will also include a list of recordings that are set to be deleted and a link to the page where video recording files can be managed.
- 30 days after recordings were moved to the trash, they will be permanently deleted, and cannot be recovered.
Planned Changes To Storage Duration
Due to the increased use of Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning January 29, 2021, to ensure storage capacity, the recording retention period will be lowered to 180 days. In order to help you prepare for these changes and to maintain any recordings, here are some suggested strategies for recording management.
Action Required to Retain Recordings
If you want to retain recordings older than 365 days, before they are deleted, you must download the files.
Zoom Recording Storage Options
We recommend against storing your Zoom recordings on your device. Video files tend to be large and can slow device performance. Take advantage of the following University-funded cloud storage solutions:
- Canvas: to share videos with everyone in a Canvas course, follow the steps at Canvas: Add Kaltura Videos to Media Galleries.
- Google Drive: Learn how to upload files to Google Drive.
- Kaltura MediaSpace: Learn how to upload files to Kaltura MediaSpace.
Manage Your Recordings
You can manage your Zoom recordings at any time. To see a list of your recordings, visit Zoom.umn.edu, log in, then select recordings from the left navigation menu. From this page, you can view, share, download, or delete Zoom recordings.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Technology Help.