Re: How to move sims 4+packs+mods/cc from C drive to D drive?

by puzzlezaddict
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Re: How to move sims 4+packs+mods/cc from C drive to D drive?

@2Crazypeople  First, let's figure out where your Documents directory is.  Your computer will have several Documents folders, but the important detail is the Documents directory, as Windows has designated it.  Search in Windows for Command Prompt, open it, and enter this command:

 

reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders" /v "Personal"

 

Open a File Explorer window, click This PC in the left panel, and open the corresponding path, starting with the C drive if that's where Documents is.  When you get to Documents, right-click there and see whether you can move it.  If not, there are other approaches, but please first let me know whether you're trying to move Documents to an external drive.

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Re: How to move sims 4+packs+mods/cc from C drive to D drive?

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@puzzlezaddict 

Thank you for the quick response. I have 3 hard-drives in my Computer, C which is my OS and the current location of the Documents file housing the Sims game Saves/Mods. D which is my largest slowest drive for all my documents and music. and F which is my solid state Video Game File. I have all my games on F. I was hoping to move the User File or Documents File from C which is extremely full to F the Video Game harddrive.

 

The Command Prompt you gave me confirmed the location::  C:\Users\psych\OneDrive\Documents.

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@puzzlezaddictIncluding a Screen Shot. If I try to move JUST the Documents fold, not the User File or Electronic Arts Folder I was able to find the Location Tab. however I hit an error I screen shot so you can see the two locations and the error.

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Re: How to move sims 4+packs+mods/cc from C drive to D drive?

@2Crazypeople  The issue is OneDrive, which is blocking you from moving the Documents directory.  Here's how to get around that:

 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/CURRENT-ISSUE-Sims-4-saves-user-content-disappearing-P...

 

This only applies if you want to move all of Documents to F.  That's fine, but the location should be F:\Documents, or you'll run into trouble sooner or later, probably sooner.

 

If you'd prefer to move only the Sims 4 folder, or Electronic Arts folder, to F, you can use a symbolic link:

 

https://crinrict.com/blog/2020/02/moving-windows-documents-folder-to-external-drive-via-symbolic-lin...

 

If you do NOT get Documents out of OneDrive first, you'll need to use your current location for Documents:

 

C:\Users\psych\OneDrive\Documents

 

in the symlink command rather than %UserProfile%\Documents.  If you do move Documents back to the default location (on C), the command should work.  If you move it to F, you of course won't need the symlink at all.

 

Regardless of the approach you choose, I would recommend first copying or moving the Sims 4 user folder to F, to an entirely different folder, for safekeeping.  You can restore its contents later if you need to, or delete it if the original files stay intact.

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@puzzlezaddict 

Thank you !! Ok so I got the file out of the One Drive. Long Story Short I uninstalled the game and reinstalled to have it pick a different Documents folder. I have my Sims Folder safe on D all my mods and saves so at this point Im playing with an empty file, or creating a sim to just delete. Im back to the first issue I was running into, I right click the documents folder and there is no location tab. there is no location tab on Electronic Arts OR Sims 4. Including the screen shot showing the Command prompt the file with path and the document properties screen.

 

If no one has told you, you are REALLY amazing! Thank you again!!

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@puzzlezaddict 

Im not sure what changed, i walked away from my computer and made dinner with my husband and in that 10 minutes suddenly the tab for Location is there. I have moved the file. moved my saves and mods in to it and it is running as smooth as butter. Thank you for all of your help!!!

 

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@2Crazypeople  I'm glad to hear everything is working now.  I could make a joke about how so many problems are solved by either walking away or asking for help on a forum, but this is actually a Windows issue at least some of the time.  I've seen complaints going back a couple of years at least about the Location tab disappearing, often for no diagnosable reason.

 

Anyway, the important thing is that your content is showing up now.

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Hii!!! my mods dont work on my d drive. i installed new mods yet they still dont work!.. 

 

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Re: How to move sims 4+packs+mods/cc from C drive to D drive?

@younah88  Your mods will only work if they're in the user folder Sims 4 is actually reading.  Here's how to find it:

 

https://sims4.crinrict.com/eng/2018/07/how-to-find-your-user-folder/

 

If you want to move the user folder to D, here's how:

 

https://crinrict.com/blog/2020/02/moving-windows-documents-folder-to-external-drive-via-symbolic-lin...

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