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How do I move my recordings from Zoom cloud storage to my Dropbox?


Zoom Moderator
Zoom Moderator

Hey @jamey, great question! This KB article from Dropbox might help you, "Automatically copy Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox"


To save you some reading and clicks 😄

To automatically copy Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or face icon) in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Click Zoom.
  6. Click Edit settings for Zoom.
  7. Check the box next to Copy Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox.
  8. Click Update.

Just take note of what copies and what doesn't copy! Hope this helps! 

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We have added the  zoom as a connected app

Checked the box next to Copy Zoom cloud recordings to Dropbox.

Clicked Update.

we have three cloud recordings now on zoom made before we connected the zoom app to dropbox.
they have not been transferred.

Are there more steps to get them to transfer?
DO only new recordings get transferred?
what do we do with the previous recordings made before the app connection?

How do you MANUALLY copy the zoom recordings please? 


From deeper research I see that recordings made to cloud BEFORE connecting zoom to dropbox are not copied.
So I guess they need to be done manually?


Friends, Has anyone identified a way to move/transfer recordings in zoom, that were made prior to connecting zoom and dropbox? Or is it our understanding that it need to be manually downloaded from zoom and then manually uploaded to dropbox?


Thanks in advance.

Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hey, everyone!  I see that this thread still has an outstanding question of "how to manually copy Zoom Cloud recordings".


First, here's the Zoom Support article that has some details... some of it technical, but worth looking at: 


Downloading Zoom Cloud Recordings to your computer is pretty easy:

  • Log on to your account at from your browser
  • View your recordings, either from the Personal -> Recordings tabs, or this link:
  • Locate the "Topic" of the Meeting or Webinar you want to download.
  • Click the ellipsis ... menu button.
  • Click the Download item in the menu that appear.
  • All files will be downloaded to your device.  The location where these end up are dependent on your browser; once downloaded, you can move them to wherever you like.  If you want them to be uploaded to your cloud service, move it to your cloud service's local folder on your device, and let your cloud service do the work of moving it to the cloud.



Ray - / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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Has anyone found a way to automate the moving of old zoom recordings to Dropbox or any other cloud platform?


Downloading and uploading 4TB of recordings is not an appropriate way to do this thing.

Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Welcome to the Zoom Community, @AllSafeIT.


See this DropBox hero article for information:

Unfortunately, it mentions this:

Dropbox will not copy:

  • Meetings that you only attended and did not create and host
  • Meetings that were recorded prior to enabling the setting in Dropbox
  • Local recordings in Zoom

I have used the DropBox to Zoom copy integration for over a year – I like it, but it won’t copy the separate audio files. 

Ray - / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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Is there a way that I can mass download a number of files to my PC or, better yet, to a folder that is synced with Dropbox? It would be great to be able to do this manually without having to select every. single. file. TIA

Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

@BobF, there is a DropBox integration that will copy all future Cloud Recordings to DropBox (I use this - it works well).  There's no way to do so with historical recordings within Zoom.  (The only ways I can suggest outside of Zoom is with custom software accessing Zoom APIs, or possibly something using Zapier.)

Ray - / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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