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The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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I just had this problem as well. What I did to fix the problem is much easier than what's listed below. I noticed that right before I went to play the game I had downloaded some mods. I figured hopefully that's what caused the issue where my game wouldn't start anymore. I deleted each mod that I downloaded in the mods folder under (electronic arts, the sims 4, mods) one at a time and then tried to start the game until the game finally started again without showing that error message. Turns out, one of my mods I downloaded caused the problem so try that.
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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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Your right it's a mod problem not the game just removed the latest mod you download and see if it work, just find the defective mod.

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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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it can also happen that u have installed some sims 3 cc`s...that was happend to me.

i also become this massege and checked the whole mods where i detectet that some cc´s are older than the sims 4 release date.

i hope this will help also when u check the date of the cc´s.

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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

Hero

There are quite a few tools that can help you manage custom content. Check Modthesims.

 

Happy Gaming
Crin


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I know Mod and cc can cause problems and I am not new to the whole cc or mods I have read through each post, I think mine is different. I can not put one cc in at all . I have tried different things like uninstall, delete Sims 4 folder first. and just setting it back to factory setting . I put one cc that i know for sure work and this stupid message pop up so I am really frustrated yes I can play without the cc or mods but why should I. and another thing that got me puzzle it let me put in my old saves but allot of my old games has cc so why did it let me put in my saves but not one cc 

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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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If you put back the save but not the cc then the game will be striped of the cc. 

 

So you're saying cc worked for you before and now it doesn't ? Did you put anything else back after the factory reset or just the one cc ?

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Crin


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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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I am having the same problem as this person, I do use custom content but since I have been using custom content, I haven't had this happen until in the last week or 2, how can I fix this?

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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

Hero

Updates can make downloads, especially mods not work anymore. Weed through them to find the culprit

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Crin


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Re: The sims 4 Cannot start because of missing or damaged data

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I'm having a similar problem however, the same solution is not working, my sims 4 folder seems to be missing, I have no mods, or addons/expansions, and just downloaded the game for the first time, the only thing special about it is that it is the digital deluxe edition I'm currently retrying with a safe download, and am awaiting to see the results

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