Author Topic: Is it safe to delete the FeaturedItems folder in the Electronic Arts folder?  (Read 15635 times)

Offline Acustical

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Is it safe to delete the images inside that folder, since I don't really want the Store spamming me and causing lag everytime I open CAS or Buy/Build Mode?

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I don't know about the images you mentioned, but you can turn off Shop Mode.  While in game, go to the Options menu and select the General Settings Tab, then uncheck the box for Enable Shop Mode.
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Offline KRae

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I delete the whole folder every time I go in to clear caches. It's not a problem, and it will come back every time you play.

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How To: Delete and clear the FeaturedItems folder
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 11:35:04 AM »
I like Pam, turn off Shop Mode, via the Options - General Settings tab. But I have found it's safe and fairly easy to delete the contents of the Featured Items folder.

How To: Delete and clear the FeaturedItems folder

It is safe to delete all items in this folder. To keep the thumbnails from coming back. Try these steps.

1.) Go into the FeaturedItems folder, and highlight all the files and delete them.
 -- Press Ctrl-A together to delete the items.
2.) Go back to the Sims3 Folder and select the FeaturedItems folder.
3.) Right click and select properties.
4.) Select the Security tab.
5.) Click the Edit button.
6.) Under the Permissions for Authenticated Users, find the word Modify and check mark it.
 -- This will check Modify, Write and Deny and will prevent anything from being written to this folder.
7.) Click Apply or Ok.
8.) Select General tab, under Attributes, select Read-Only and click Apply or Ok.

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Preventing of Ingame-Store-Pictures
http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2011/12/tutorial-turning-off-ingame-store-and-preventing-loading-of-pictures.html

Hope this helps, :)

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Offline Acustical

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Right, I see. Thanks everyone for the information!  ;D

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 :) Thanks great tip, I got tired of deleting the thumbnails all the time, and anything to reduce the amount of unwanted content must be a plus.



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