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Where Does Voice Recorder App Save Files In Windows 10


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Tens of useful apps ship with Windows 10. One of them is Voice Recorder. As the name of the app suggests, it’s an app to record voice on your Windows 10 device.

With Voice Recorder, you can record class lectures and interviews very easily provided that your PC comes with a microphone and a proper device driver is installed.  Voice Recorder allows you record audio for close to three hours per recording file. Additionally it can be used with other apps, meaning you can use Voice Recorder to  record music or audio being played by a web browser or media player on your PC.

Voice Recorder

The ability to start recording or resume a paused recording in one click, share your recordings, auto-save and mark key moments in the recording are the highlights of this Voice Recorder in Windows 10. Besides that, it allows you play back, trim and rename recordings.

If you often use Voice Recorder on your Windows 10 device, you likely know the location where Voice Recorder saves recordings. But many users are not sure where recorded files are saved by Voice Recorder app on a Windows 10 PC.

If you’re wondering about the location where voice recordings are saved by Voice Recorder in Windows 10, you can find the recordings under following locations.

Location of recordings done by Voice Recorder in Windows 10

If you’re using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10, Voice Recorder creates a new folder name Voice Recorder under Documents folder of OneDrive and saves all recordings there. That is, all recordings done with Voice Recorder can be accessed by navigating to

C:\Users\UserName\OneDrive\Documents\Sound recordings

In the above path, “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed and UserName is your user account name.

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And if you use a local user account instead of Microsoft account, you can access all recordings by navigating to the following location:

C:\Users\UserName\Documents\Sound recordings

In the above path, replace “C” with Windows 10 drive letter and UserName with your local user account name.

You don’t need to manually navigate to Sound recordings folder. The Voice Recorder app itself offers a way to access Sound recording folder. When the app is open, click the three dots (located at the bottom right) and then click Open file location.

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How do I change the default location of Voice Recorder files?

As of now, Voice Recorder doesn’t support changing the default location of recordings. Microsoft might add this feature in coming versions of the Voice Recorder but there is no option as such in the current version (10.1607.1891.0).


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