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Offline Tanner95

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Recovering data from old backup?
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:48:50 PM »
Recently, the whole household got new computers, and before they-the old desktop with my old game on it- were completely reset with a new OS and everything, my father 'backed up' all my old pictures and Sims files and put them on my new laptop. I had two different games I was playing on that old desktop- The Johnson household, and the Love household, which had the Pets expansion pack and I had custom coats made to look like my real pets. The only thing I was really worried about retrieving was the House/lot I had built for the Johnson household, I really loved that house and I want to play with it on my new game on my new computer, but I never actually saved or uploaded it or anything, and I'm worried it's lost.  Then, there's the custom dogs, and cat I made to look like my pets, in the Love household on a totally different game, on the same desktop, and I put a lot of time and effort into making those custom coats in the advanced editor thing and I'd be really disappointed if I had to redo all of them all over again.  My father transferred ALL the files from Electronic Arts and Sims related, but will I be able to recover what I want from those files? Is there a way to upload them from my computer to my new game through the game launcher? If you could give me any help or instructions, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Offline Ricalynn

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Re: Recovering data from old backup?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 11:45:46 PM »
You should be able to just copy your old Electronics Arts folder into the new Documents folder and it will transfer everything.  However, if you've started any new games it will overwrite them. 

The files that you want are going to be under Electronic Arts ->  The Sims 3 -> Saves ->  you should see the save files here.   You will also want to transfer one named userpresets.package.  It's all the coats and recolorings that you have saved in CAS.   It should just be under the Sims 3 folder.  If you download from the story they will be saved under downloads & DCCache but sometimes it's better to just redownload from the store and install again to avoid problems.

Last thing to mention - don't do any of this until your game is fully installed and patched to help matters.


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