Where are the Voice Recording Files Saved In Windows 11

Along with many other features and apps, Windows also comes with a built-in Voice Recorder app. However, many users are not aware where are the voice recording files saved in Windows 11. Before we get to that, let’s discuss some of the features of the app.

This free app is just like the one you have on your mobile phone app these days. But, the best part is, apart from recording your voice, it can also record sounds from your PC. For example, it can record any audio or music played on your PC or on your browser.

Moreover, you can also record other sounds like online classes or interviews. However, make sure that your PC has a built-in microphone and it should also come with a strong audio driver. The app offers the freedom to capture audio for upto 3 hours for a single file, playback recordings, and even share, trim and rename the recorded files easily and in a single click. It also offers an interesting feature like the option to mark important parts of the recording by simply selecting the specific part and clicking on the flag icon. The app also allows you to make changes to the Microphone settings or delete a recording.

Now, whenever you record audio using the voice recording app, it gets saved automatically to a location which you are mostly aware of. However, not all users are aware where does the voice recorder app save the files in the Windows 11 PC. So, if you want to find out where the recorded files saved on your PC, read on..


What is the Location of the Voice Recording Files?


If you sign into your Windows PC using your Microsoft account, a new folder gets created with the name – Voice Recorder. Y can find this folder under the Documents folder in the C drive of Windows Explorer. Here, you shall find all the saved voiced recordings. Follow the below instructions to navigate to the location where the sound recording files are saved:


Step 1: Press the Win + E keys together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer window.

Step 2: Copy and paste the below location to access your voice recordings:


C:\Users\%UserProfile%\Documents\Sound recordings


File Explorer Navigate To Path Sound Rcordings Folder Access Recording Files


Once you are inside the Sound recordings folder, you can open the saved recordings one by one and playback.


How to Access your Voice Recording Files in OneDrive


However, if you are using OneDrive on your Windows 11 PC then your recordings are saved in the Documents folder of your OneDrive. You can navigate to the below path in OneDrive to access the voice recording files:


C:\Users\%UserProfile%\OneDrive\Documents\Sound recordings


File Explorer Navigate To Onedrive Path Sound Rcordings Folder Access Recording Files


*Note – The letter “C” in the above location is the C drive where the Windows 11 is installed, and UserProfile is your user account name.


How to Open Voice Recording Files Directly in the Location


In the older versions of Windows, the location of the voice recordings would be different each time you log in to your Windows PC. For example, the location would change based on whether it’s the Microsoft credentials or the credentials for local user.

However, off-late, things have changed and the location for your sound recordings are fixed for all account types as below (and as discussed above):


C:\Users\%UserProfile%\Documents\Sound recordings


Now, talking of, how to go to the Sound Recordings folder directly, there are options available right from the Voice Recorder app. Here’s how:


Step 1: Go to Start and type Voice Recorder in the Windows search bar.

Under the Best match field, select the result to open the Voice Recorder app.


Start Windows Search Voice Recorder Best Match Result


Step 2: In the recording app, go to the left side and you will see a list of all your sound recordings.

Right-click on any file and click on Open file location.

This will take you straight to the Sound Recordings folder in the Windows Explorer.


Voice Recorder App Left Side Recording Right Click Open File Location


Step 3: You can also go to the three horizontal dots (See more) on the bottom right side.

Now, select Open file location from the context menu.

You will be directed to the C:>Users>%UserProfile%>Documents>Sound recordings path.

Here, you can access your recordings from the sound recordings folder.


Voice Recorder App Bottom Right Three Dots Open File Location


*Note – Currently, there is no option to change the default location of the sound recording files. The files are by-default saved to the above location and can be accessed from that location only for now.