Dear Chapman community,

A few years ago, we introduced a tool called ZoomDownloader to transfer Zoom cloud meeting recordings to your individual OneDrive account. The tool will now be retired on Friday, August 18th, 2023. You must take alternative action to retain your Zoom recordings past the 120-day expiration if you previously utilized this tool for recording retention.

Why is the tool being retired?

Large volumes of recorded meetings take up valuable storage space and can lead to increased infrastructure costs.   We recommend manually saving recordings to OneDrive or YuJa as needed rather than retaining all recordings.

What will happen to my past Zoom recordings in OneDrive?

Any Zoom recordings in your OneDrive will remain in the Zoom Cloud Recordings folder. New Zoom recordings will not automatically appear in the folder after August 18th.

Zoom meeting recordings saved to your local computer or manually to OneDrive are not affected by this change.

How do I save my Zoom cloud recordings in the future?

We currently have a 120-day (about four months) Zoom retention policy for Zoom cloud recordings. You can access, manage, or download your Zoom cloud recordings during this period.

If you like to auto-download your Zoom cloud recordings to YuJa, you can enable Zoom integration in YuJa by following YuJa’s step-by-step directions. If you are a Canvas user, please watch this video to learn how to enable the YuJa and Zoom integration through your Canvas account. To enable the Zoom integration to YuJa, you need to log in at

I have additional questions or need help?

Please contact the Service Desk at should you have any additional questions regarding this change. 


Thank you, 

Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)