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Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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So long story short I accidentally deleted my Sims 3 Folder. I uninstalled the game completely and there was still nothing in the folder. When I try to play the sims 3 it just says "Sorry an Error Occurred during startup" Or something like that. I just wanna play the Sims 3 can someone help?

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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There are 3 different things you could try:

 

1) Try (if you have windows) the "Restore your computer to an earlier time"

The system restore option is in the control panel, then usually in the system and security section, then click on "Restore your computer to a earlier time".

it should then bring up a selections of dates you can go back to. Pick the date right before you did the deletes. 

 

2) If you have a backup of your computer and files there is also a "Backup and Restore" option (in windows). That is also in the control panel under system and security section, then click on "Restore files from backup". You should be able to locate the files you deleted and restore them.

 

3) Some security software (like Norton) also has a backup option. So if you did a backup of your computer/files on your security suite you could go into that and restore your files that way.

 

If none of those work you might have to just re-install your game(s) again. But try the Restore options first and hopefully that will work so you do not loose your game progress.

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

Hi @SimmerLovingJewl,

 

Have you checked if the folder is on the Recycle Bin? If it is, you can restore it to its location Wink


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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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Yes. I checked in there and the files got deleted auto after a few days (Since I didn't know I deleted it all) and all I have is some empty folders.

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@SimmerLovingJewl  As the status of the game is unknown at this time I recommend a complete uninstall and then install. Uninstall the game via the control panel wizard. THEN use a registry cleaner like ccleaner (there is a free version) and clean the registry. Now install the game. If the game still does not work you may have deleted some system files that are needed for the game to run.

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I tried that and it's still not working.

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

@SimmerLovingJewl  Is it possible you deleted something other then game files?

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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There are 3 different things you could try:

 

1) Try (if you have windows) the "Restore your computer to an earlier time"

The system restore option is in the control panel, then usually in the system and security section, then click on "Restore your computer to a earlier time".

it should then bring up a selections of dates you can go back to. Pick the date right before you did the deletes. 

 

2) If you have a backup of your computer and files there is also a "Backup and Restore" option (in windows). That is also in the control panel under system and security section, then click on "Restore files from backup". You should be able to locate the files you deleted and restore them.

 

3) Some security software (like Norton) also has a backup option. So if you did a backup of your computer/files on your security suite you could go into that and restore your files that way.

 

If none of those work you might have to just re-install your game(s) again. But try the Restore options first and hopefully that will work so you do not loose your game progress.

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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I just reset my computer completely, now its working

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Re: Everything got deleted in my Sims 3 folder?

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Glad to hear it worked. Happy Sim'in :eahigh_file:

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