Author Topic: Sims 3 - How To Transfer Old Sims 3 Games to New Computer?  (Read 923 times)

Offline kimdacutie

  • Llama Wrangler
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Hello Simmers!
Sims 3 - How To Transfer Old Sims 3 Games to New Computer?
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:35:18 PM »
I recently got a new laptop and want to transfer some of my old files (mainly saved games and mods)

How do I do this?

Thanks,
KDC

Offline ladybug53

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 3500
Sims 3 - How To Transfer Old Sims 3 Games to New Computer?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 07:33:30 PM »
Updated: May. 2020

Easiest way to copy or transfer Sims 3 game files, (like saved games, mods, screenshots, etc.) is to save the whole Sims 3 folder to a usb key or external hard drive. - This way everything is saved and backed up. Plus it's easier to copy the whole folder at once.

How to Copy -
Right-click on the Sims 3 folder, select Copy and Paste it to your USB key.

If you want to break it down even further in the way of saving just saved games. Then just copy the Saves folder to the USB key or external hard drive.

More information can be found in the post linked below:

How To: Saving folders/files
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=16414.msg313134#msg313134

Original post in spoiler tag below:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Memories have no expiration date .
ladybug53's Studio



Registered members do not see ads on this Forum. Register here.

Offline Gogowars329

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 3483
Re: How to transfer old sim games to new computer
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 07:46:47 PM »
I did somehting similar. I tried emailing to myself, files were too big though so I used a USB and took the files from my old computer to my new one.
Gogowars Inc - The place to find all of my wonderful Sims 3 creations

Offline Pam

  • Community Manager
  • Administrator
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 15237
Re: How to transfer old sim games to new computer
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 01:23:08 AM »
I'm moving this to the Technical Help board.
Read and heed the Forum Rules, please!

Support the site when you purchase online!
Dreamweaver Immortal Dynasty
Dreamweaver 4 x 4 Dynasty
Pam's Sims 4 World Blog

"Half of my posts are correcting people. The other 49% is moving threads."

Offline sunnydays

  • Llama Wrangler
  • **
  • Posts: 88
Re: How to transfer old sim games to new computer
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 02:56:05 AM »
Any sort of file transfer method should be fine - CD, USB, external hard drive, or a program such as Dropbox. Just drag them into your new saves folder - you don't need to do anything else to them.

Offline kimdacutie

  • Llama Wrangler
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Hello Simmers!
Re: How to transfer old sim games to new computer
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 02:28:59 PM »
I recently done this from my laptop to my new desktop. I just copied the files I wanted onto a disc and then transfered it to my desktop from doing copy and paste from the disc. I don't know much about computers but it worked out very well. Someone might come along with better methods though. But this way worked out for me. I hope it helps you in some way.

Thanks for the help!