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Why won't my store items show up in game?

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Why won't my store items show up in game?

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So I have the sims 3 on a Hp Pavillion and using windows 10. It runs through origin fine but it won't let me download my previous store downloads/purchases. It says installed on the launcher but then when I open the game it's not there. 

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@kordyy  Try downloading into a clean game folder.  Move your entire Sims 3 folder out of Documents\Electronic Arts and onto your desktop, then open the launcher to spawn a clean folder.  Don't add anything to it yet, just download one item from the store, install it, and see whether it shows up in-game.  If it works, you can install the rest of your content into that folder.  It's best to do so in batches of no more than six items at a time, as the launcher doesn't handle large amounts of data very well.  Worlds should be handled separately, not in a batch with anything else.

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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.

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@kordyy  Try downloading into a clean game folder.  Move your entire Sims 3 folder out of Documents\Electronic Arts and onto your desktop, then open the launcher to spawn a clean folder.  Don't add anything to it yet, just download one item from the store, install it, and see whether it shows up in-game.  If it works, you can install the rest of your content into that folder.  It's best to do so in batches of no more than six items at a time, as the launcher doesn't handle large amounts of data very well.  Worlds should be handled separately, not in a batch with anything else.

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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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@puzzlezaddict Thank you so much.
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