I lost a screen recording somewhere in my macbook air

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so I recently recorded a zoom session with my dad. I stopped the recording after the session ended (with the setting set to save to desktop), clicked the icon that appeared to open the file, and played back a few minutes to make sure it worked. I then clicked Share to send it via Airdrop to my computer. This did not work; the status remained "cancelled" despite my efforts. I assumed I'd be able to access it through my phone by sending it through a third app, so i pressed cancel on the airdrop pop-up window. The entire screen recording closed and (apparently) vanished forever after the action. I'm extremely frustrated because I can't seem to locate this video. please help.
 

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/Users/[Username]/Documents/Zoom is the default location for the videos. Can you find it there?
 

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/Users/[Username]/Documents/Zoom is the default location for the videos. Can you find it there?
hii thank you for your help but i just checked and it wasn't there, i screen recorded it through my laptop and not through zoom so i think that explains it :(((
 

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so I recently recorded a zoom session with my dad. I stopped the recording after the session ended (with the setting set to save to desktop), clicked the icon that appeared to open the file, and played back a few minutes to make sure it worked. I then clicked Share to send it via Airdrop to my computer. This did not work; the status remained "cancelled" despite my efforts. I assumed I'd be able to access it through my phone by sending it through a third app, so i pressed cancel on the airdrop pop-up window. The entire screen recording closed and (apparently) vanished forever after the action. I'm extremely frustrated because I can't seem to locate this video. please help.
The issue seems to be that I used the Screenshot app/shortcut for the recording (not QT or Preview), and when I clicked the icon after ending the session, that (apparently) prevents the file from saving anywhere (despite the listed default as Save to Desktop), so when I clicked to share it over Airdrop, even though the file failed to send, I was never prompted with the option to close/save/discard/etc. - it simply closed the file and deleted it without saving...
 
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