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How to fix Failed to Extract error in Content Warning

I just want to share my cool jump from the top of the stairs.

There's nothing worse than losing all of your footage to an error like this one. Here's how to fix the Failed to Extract error in Content Warning, and hopefully, you'll be able to recover some of your scary content.

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How to solve the Content Warning Failed to Extract video error

Of course, you don't want to lose that hilarious footage of your friends' funny faces getting attacked by a weird Spider monster. However, this can sadly happen due to a bug confirmed by the developer, which will hopefully get fixed in the next patch. Until then, check out how to solve the Content Warning Failed to Extract video error.

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If the video is taking too long to extract, you are very likely to get this error in the next few minutes. My crew and I were confused at first since we hadn't seen this happen before. If this happens to you, apart from just staring at the device pleadingly to release your footage, you can do two things.

First, you can press F3 to save the video. But keep in mind that this will only save the video for yourself on your PC, and you won't be able to upload it to the game's Spooktube. If you don't have enough subscribers in the game, this also probably means the end of a run.

If you keep getting the Failed to Extract error every time you come back to the surface, the best thing to do is exit Content Warning, restart Steam, and then open the game again. This should fix your problem, and you'll be able to upload all of your videos of exploring the darkness again.

If you are scared of the creatures in the darkness and want to know more about them, check out All Content Warning Monsters and how to deal with them on Pro Game Guides.


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Hristina Matić
Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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