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Sims 4 button greyed out

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Sims 4 button greyed out

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My Sims 4 is greyed out. It seems that I cannot install an update. I opened Origin on my laptop and it automatically installed the update, but won't install on my PC. I side clicked to check for updates, nothing. I did all the option in Orgin setting, reinstalled Origin, checked internet, firewall, etc. Nothing seems to be working. 

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When clicking on play in the sims 4 and the play button is greyed out, you will need to clear the origin cache...

 

Windows
  1. Ensure Origin is fully closed by clicking the Origin Menu and selecting Exit.
  2. Delete the following folders:
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\ProgramData\ -delete origin folder 
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\ -deleter origin folder 
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\-delete origin folder 
  • Note: These folders are hidden by default, and the player will need to un-hide to be able to locate them.
  • To Unhide folders type folder options in the search bar in the start menu 
  • -click the view tab and under advanced settings click the button that say show hidden files, folders, and drives
  • Apply and ok 

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Re: Sims 4 button greyed out

[ Edited ]
★ Apprentice

When clicking on play in the sims 4 and the play button is greyed out, you will need to clear the origin cache...

 

Windows
  1. Ensure Origin is fully closed by clicking the Origin Menu and selecting Exit.
  2. Delete the following folders:
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\ProgramData\ -delete origin folder 
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\ -deleter origin folder 
  • Origin folder - Found in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\-delete origin folder 
  • Note: These folders are hidden by default, and the player will need to un-hide to be able to locate them.
  • To Unhide folders type folder options in the search bar in the start menu 
  • -click the view tab and under advanced settings click the button that say show hidden files, folders, and drives
  • Apply and ok 
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★★★★ Novice

I can't seem to find any of these folders, do we have any other solutions??

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★★★★ Novice

As AppData is a hidden folder, you must click on 'View' on the upper part of the Windows Explorer and make sure the checkbox next to 'Hidden Items' are checked. The 'AppData' folder should pop up immediately, alowing you to open it and access the 'Local' and 'Roaming' files.

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★★★★ Novice

Nevermind my last post...it's a bit redundant...Confusedmileyfrustrated:

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★★★★ Novice

I removed all 3, but 2 of my sims are still greyed out Frown

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ive followed all the step required to find these hidden files and delete them, however cant seem to find them anywhere. is there a change thay are already gone, and if so, what would i dothen to fix my game. id really apreciate the help. thanks

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Hero

but you see the appData and programData folders ?

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Crin


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Hello, i have unlocked folders and i still can not find the folders app data local and roaming can i get more help please.

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Re: Sims 4 button greyed out

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Alright I did that but you guys really shoud work on a process that deletes the cache by the pressing of a button in the Origins settings.

 

Please make a service ticket adressing this.

 

Thanks!

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