Zoom: Where are my Virtual Backgrounds located?

Zoom has the ability to insert a virtual background into your sessions. These backgrounds can be a still image or a movie file.

This feature is enabled by default. If you want to disable or enable the feature then you need to do so in your Zoom web account profile.

Select the “Settings” button in your account profile. Next, search for “Virtual background” in your browser window. You see the following options:

Zoom web settings - Virtual backgrounds

Once your Virtual background is enabled you can pick the best one for your meeting. In the settings for the Zoom application choose the Background & Filters panel. You can pick which background you wish to use. Additionally, you can add or delete a background here.


Zoom app settings - Virtual backgrounds

If you wish to locate your background images and movies you can find them at the following locations:

Zoom settings:

This is where the settings for the Zoom desktop application are stored. In the list below you will see the path to the settings folder for both macOS and Windows 10:

  • macOS - /Users/USER_NAME/Library/Application Support/zoom.us/
  • Win 10 - C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Zoom</li>

Default Virtual Backgrounds:

This is the location of the default Virtual Backgrounds. These are the background images and movies that are included with Zoom:

  • macOS - /Users/USER_NAME/Library/Application Support/zoom.us/data/VirtualBkgnd_Default/
  • Win10 - C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Zoom\data\VirtualBkgnd_Default/

Virtual Backgrounds Custom:

This is where any images or movies that you add as Virtual Backgrounds for the Zoom desktop application are stored:

  • macOS - /Users/USER_NAME/Library/Application Support/zoom.us/data/VirtualBkgnd_Custom
  • Win10 - C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Zoom\data\VirtualBkgnd_Custom


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