​​Microsoft Teams is a handy tool for remote teams to connect and collaborate from anywhere. And it’s made more useful by the ability to record team meetings.

Yet, many users wonder where these recordings go and how they can access them. Just imagine: your team had an important virtual meeting, and you said that you’d share the recording with those who couldn’t make it. But after fifteen minutes of panic, you still can’t find the recording anywhere!

In this article, we'll explore the following:

  • How to find your Microsoft Teams meeting recordings
  • How to find your channel meetings on Sharepoint
  • How to find your non-channel meetings on OneDrive
  • How to download your Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Solutions to the most common issues people have with Microsoft Teams

Where do Microsoft Teams Recordings Go?

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Call

Meeting recordings are stored in either Sharepoint or OneDrive. This depends on whether it is a channel or non-channel meeting.


Where to Find a Teams Meeting Recording

In this section, you'll learn how to find your channel meetings in Sharepoint and non-channel meetings in OneDrive.

How to find your channel meetings on Sharepoint

Channel meetings are meetings that happen within a Teams channel. They are stored in a Recordings folder in the channel’s Files tab. All files are stored in a SharePoint site for the channel. Everyone who is part of the channel can edit or view the recording.

The recording will automatically upload to your channel once the meeting is over. These recordings are accessible to anyone in the channel, even those who were not invited.

To locate your recording for channel meetings, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Microsoft Teams and locate your specific team and channel.
  2. Open the channel and select Files from the navigation bar on top. 
  3. Open the Recordings folder and locate your recording.
Sharepoint folder
Find Your Recordings Folder

How to find your non-channel meetings on OneDrive

You can find non-channel meeting recordings from the OneDrive directory of the person who started the recording. It will be in the Recordings folder. Only the meeting organizer and the person who started the recording can edit it. But all meeting participants have permission to view it.

Non-channel meetings are also called standard, personal, or private meetings. These meetings are not part of an existing channel and are private for meeting attendees. 

To locate your recording for non-channel meetings, follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your OneDrive account.
  2. Go to the Recordings folder and locate your file.
Non-channel meeting
Your file is under Recordings

​​How to Download a Meeting Recording from SharePoint or One Drive

You can download a meeting recording only if:

  • You’re the meeting organizer; or
  • The person who started the recording

To download a recording from OneDrive or SharePoint, follow these steps:

  1. Select the file(s) you want to download.
  2. From the top navigation bar, click Download.
  3. The download will start immediately. If the browser prompts you, select Save or Save As, and select the location where you want to save the recordings.

How Tactiq Makes Recording Meetings Easy

When people record meetings, most of the time they just need a transcript and a meeting summary. Sometimes they won’t have time to listen to an audio file or watch a video recording. This is where Tactiq comes in.

Tactiq is a simple transcription and note-taking tool designed to capture and summarize everything you cover on video calls.  It’s a privacy-friendly alternative to recording meetings.

With Tactiq:

  • You can transcribe meetings in real-time
  • You can highlight important points and action items
  • You can share meeting transcripts with team members who missed the call

To install Tactiq on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Click Add to Chrome on the right-hand side of the page, then Add Extension.
  3. If you have Tactiq installed but haven't enabled Microsoft Teams, go to the Integrations section on the left side of the Tactiq dashboard.
Tactiq Integrations
Integrations Tab on Tactiq
  1. Click Connect next to the Teams icon.
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Connect Microsoft Teams
  1. Join your meeting. You'll see the Tactiq widget on the right side of your screen within your Teams display. This is where you'll see the live transcription appear. 
tactiq widget
Tactiq Window showing the real time transcription

To learn more about how to get a transcript of a Microsoft Teams meeting, check out our guide here: Can You Get a Transcript of a Microsoft Teams Meeting?

To learn more about how to generate automatic meeting notes with ChatGPT, you can read about it here: ​​ChatGPT for MS Teams: How to Generate Automatic Meeting Notes

Adding ChatGPT into your meeting workflow makes summarizing long meetings easy and writing follow-up emails easy.

How to Fix Common Issues with Locating Teams Recordings

How do I retrieve an expired recording from Microsoft Teams?

Good news! When your recording expires, it will move to the recycling bin, so it’s not lost forever. You will receive an email notifying you of this change. You also have a limited time to restore these expired videos before they are permanently deleted. 

The admin sets the amount of time the recording will be available, but you can change or remove the expiration date of a recording.

It’s easy to restore a recording. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the email entitled, “Your Teams meeting video has expired and is now deleted.” Click the Go to Recycle Bin button.
  2. From the Recycle bin, select the video recording you want to restore.
  3. When you select the file, the Restore button will appear. Click it.
  4. You will now find your recording restored to its original location.

Why can't I find my Microsoft Teams recordings?

While Teams meeting recordings were originally saved to Microsoft Stream, since early 2021, all recordings are stored in either SharePoint (channel meetings) or OneDrive (non-channel meetings). We discussed how to find these earlier in the article.

Can you search Microsoft Teams recordings?

Yes! You can search for content on your My meetings page. The search results will be scoped to the context of the page, in this case, your Teams meeting recordings.

sharepoint recording
Where to find your recordings in Teams

You can also sort your recordings by the following:

  • View count
  • Publish date
  • Privacy settings

Easily Locate Your Teams Meeting Recordings

Microsoft Teams has made it easier for users to access and manage your meeting recordings. We hope these insights help you easily find and download your meetings.

Want the convenience of AI summaries?

Try Tactiq for your upcoming meeting.

Want the convenience of AI summaries?

Try Tactiq for your upcoming meeting.

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