The *.save.verx files are backup copies so you can go back by renaming the newest of these to *.save. However it is no longer needed to do this manually as the load menu now has a Recover game option.
January - last edited January
Yeah, I deleted the whole save(s) through the "Load Save" menu though -- therefore, I don't think there's anything to recover.
Edit: I basically mean that I deleted the primary save AND all of the versions of that save in one fell swoop through the "Load Save" menu -- it was an accident as obviously I didn't understand how the game saves work. Totally heartbroken.
It sounds as though this has already been resolved?
- Just in case someone runs across the same issue, I wanted to leave a note about being able to rename the backup files so that the save can be recovered.
If you don't have a main saved game, for example Slot_00000007.save in the Load Game Menu, you won't be able to see it's backup files. Due to the main save being deleted.
However, if you still have any backups of that main saved game, for example Slot_00000007.save.ver1. It can be renamed to replace your main save.
Go to your Saves folder [C:\Users\Username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\saves] and rename it to Slot_00000002.save so the game can recognize it and use it.
If all you have is a backup: Slot_00000002.save.ver1
Rename it to: Slot_00000002.save
Launch the game, at the Main Menu, click the Load Game button to find your recovered game.
Please Note: If you delete both the main save and all it's backup files without copying them to another folder or another drive. They may not be easily recovered.
I know this has been up for some time now but I did the same thing...I tried to understand the link but wasn't sure the actions I needed to take to get the deleted progress back. Would you be able to help me!?
if you deleted the save game from the main menu and never made a backup, then there's not much you can do. That option also deletes the auto-backups.
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All my saves are gone. So, earlier I was downloading CC and I went to boot my game and it popped with a message that said Unable to do this, or this file is corrupted because and it showed a mod. I deleted this MOD AND DID EVERYTHING U COULD THINK OF! Then, I read something and it said to move my game to my desktop. Then, my game booted but all my saves were gone, cc and everything. I have been crying for an hour now. I am so sad, my sims were global celebrities and everything. The saves do not show in it's folder either. I don't know what to do please help me, thanks.
Move the Saves and Tray folders back.
Move the Mods and CC back a little at a time while testing that they still work with the game. Please see this link for help with Mods and CC.