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Sims 4 saved games disappeared

by kirstym91
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Sims 4 saved games disappeared

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Hi,

 

Today I updated my Origin and Sims 4, having not played it in a month or two. I also installed a couple of new packs. When I booted it up it behaved as though the game was newly installed. All of the saved games were gone. The saves folder is new and completely empty.

 

I have run a search on the Mac for Sims 4 and another saves folder.. nothing.

 

I have never had an issue like this before.. any ideas where my saves could've gone?

 

Here are my computer specs:

 

  Model Name: MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2

  Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Core i5

  Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 2

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 3 MB

  Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled

  Memory: 16 GB

  Boot ROM Version: 233.0.0.0.0

  SMC Version (system): 2.2f44

  Serial Number (system): C02JKVV4DTY3

  Hardware UUID: 0A0436AF-BCB3-523D-B4FF-F8FFD41BA4C1

  Sudden Motion Sensor:

  State: Enabled

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Re: Sims 4 saved games disappeared

@kirstym91 

 

Can you please provide full specs as detailed here - http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/READ-FIRST-Sims-4-Mac-Help-Guides-and-Troubleshooting/m-p/4612...

 

Check your iCloud Drive settings - https://bluebellflora.com/2017/02/06/sims-3-and-sims-4-not-loading-save-games/

 

If you're still having issues let me know and we can try a proper system search using Terminal.


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Re: Sims 4 saved games disappeared

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Hi Bluebeliflora

 

Thanks for your reply. I've attached the operating system info.

 

I checked the iCloud settings and the Documents folder had migrated over to the iCloud Drive, so I have subsequently rectified this so the folder is now saved locally. However, the saves folder, tray folder and screenshots folder were all empty. The folders are listed as having been created and modified yesterday (when I updated the game).

 

I have tried searching the Mac for another The Sims 4 folder, without success.

 

The EA support team have not been able to find a cause or solution so any advice you can provide would be much appreciated!

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Re: Sims 4 saved games disappeared

@kirstym91 

 

Thanks Standard smile

 

Can you open Terminal (Applications > Utilities), copy and paste the following then hit return/enter:

 

find ~ -type f -name "*Slot_*" 2>/dev/null

It may take a little while to return the results. When it's done please copy/paste the results here. This is searching your Mac user account for save files in places it wouldn't normally search by using Spotlight.


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Hi @Bluebellflora I hope you don't mind me jumping in here but I am having exactly the same problem!

 

I am also on a Mac, and I've just logged in to play for the first time in a few weeks, only to find my saved games have disappeared (all 500 hours' worth of play...). My 'saves' file in Documents says it was created 10 days ago - which I'm guessing is when I last updated the game - and it is empty.

 

I have just done the search you recommended and this is what came up for me:

 

/Users/rosiestevens/Documents/Personal/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/saves/Slot_00000002.save 47.ver1

/Users/rosiestevens/Documents/Personal/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/saves/Slot_00000001.save.ver0

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Any ideas what any of this means? Thinking

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@Rosieekate

I don't mind at all! It's great to keep identical issue posts in the same place Standard smile

Your issue is the Electronic Arts folder is within another folder called Personal in the Documents folder. It needs to be directly in the Documents folder.


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UPDATE!

 

Sorry, having jumped on this thread I have now answered my own question...

 

For some reason I had ended up with two 'Electronic Arts' folders, one containing my saved files and one not. I did a tidy up of my Documents folder yesterday and moved EA into a subfolder within Documents, and I now realise a new EA folder had appeared in the main Documents folder (sans save files). So, I've now moved the new EA folder elsewhere (scared to delete it in case something else disappears...) and moved the original folder back into the main Documents folder, and this seems to have solved it!

 

I hope that makes sense, and is perhaps helpful for you @kirstym91  if a similar thing has happened with your game? I hope you manage to get it fixed in any case!

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@Rosieekate

Yep, that will be the reason Standard smile The game only looks in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4. It won't look in any subfolders in the Documents folder.

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Thanks so much for your help @Bluebellflora ! I did not realise this when I was doing my Documents tidy up, but from now on I will know to leave my EA folder put! Angel

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