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Converting Recording (how much space)


I got the message that I didn't have enough space on the disk to convert the recording. I've been deleting stuff and wondering where do I find out how much space is needed? I have clicked on "double_click_to_convert_01.zoom" and "double_click_to_convert_02.zoom" and nothing happened so I'm assuming there's isn't enough yet.

Is there a time limit or they are saved somewhere.  

And can I copy these to another computer and convert it there?




Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @AlexP, welcome to the Zoom Community


The size of the converted recording can vary depending on a number of factors. Some examples include:

  • Duration of the recording
  • Length of time spent screen sharing (for example, when screen sharing the thumbnail is a much smaller video)
  • Content being shared (slides vs video, etc)
  • Duration of time that video was enabled


After the conversion the video is transcoded to .mp4 format, so the file size should be significantly reduced. As a rule of thumb, make sure you have at least the same amount of free space as the original "double_click_to_convert_01.zoom" file size.


The location of your local recordings can be configured via the settings in your Zoom client.


"Settings --> Recording --> Store my recording at". 


The default storage location is:


/Users/<username>/Documents/Zoom - MacOS

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Zoom - Microsoft Windows


I can also confirm it is possible to copy the "double_click_to_convert_01.zoom" and "double_click_to_convert_02.zoom" files to another computer with the Zoom client installed to convert them. However, you will receive the following warning when double-clicking the files. 


Files from unknown sources.png

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Hello. I had the same issue and, unfortunately, clicked convert anyway. It was able to convert the first the ...01.zoom but I can no longer find the 02.zoom. Is there a way to recover it?

Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi @AlexP,


Did you manage to resolve your issue? Let me know if I can be of any further assistance?