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USB Problems

by rogerthat74

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USB Problems

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I don't have enough space on my computer for the sims. Whenever I try to download it to my USB drive it says that it cannot save games to the root directory. I don't know a lot about computers so I have no clue what this means and what to do to fix it.

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Re: USB Problems


HI @rogerthat74 


Could you try if it works if you create a folder on your USB and then use that as installation path instead.


The root directory is usually the one that's right on top.


Like the root directory for your c drive would be c:\


So it's possible if you try to install to g:\ (g being an example drive letter for your USB drive) it might not work but if you use g:\Origin it would.


That said, I don't recommend installing the game on an USB as you might have performance issues and if you remove the drive from your computer, you might get a different letter the next time which can lead to issues.

Happy Gaming


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