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Offline grimsoul

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Can you change where the Sims 4 looks for the Document folder
« on: December 06, 2015, 01:51:42 PM »
When I installed The Sims 4 I've always had the folder that holds the saves, screenshot, ect. under D:/Documents/Eletronic Art/The Sims 4.
The other day I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and when I started The Sims 4 I noticed all my saves, settings, mods, ect. were gone just like starting a freshly installed game. After awhile of trying to figure out what was happening I found that after upgrading Windows 10 Sims 4 is now looking for the folder at C:\Users\My Name\Pictures\Documents\Electronic Arts.
For now I've copied the Sims 4 folder to that location and have all my saves and settings back. But is there a way to get the game to look in the original location again?
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Re: Can you change where the Sims 4 looks for the Document folder
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 02:39:56 PM »
Hey, Grimsoul. Looks like when Windows 10 updated your computer it reset the Users folder to the default location at C:\Users\<name>

To get it back to the D:\ drive, go to the C:\Users\<name> folder in File Explorer and right-click on the Documents folder. Then go to the Location tab and replace the C with a D and it will move the folder once you click OK. You can do that for just about every folder in the Users\<name> folder except for OneDrive, AppData (you will only see this if you have hidden files/folders displayed) and some other possible folders.

Hope this helps and happy Simming. :)

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Offline grimsoul

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Re: Can you change where the Sims 4 looks for the Document folder
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 03:22:56 PM »
Thanks Flynn, That did the trick. :)
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Re: Can you change where the Sims 4 looks for the Document folder
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 01:13:59 PM »
my ea folder dont have a location tab

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Re: Can you change where the Sims 4 looks for the Document folder
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 01:42:07 PM »
You may be looking in the wrong folder. You need to check the folder you installed the game to - for example:
 
Sims 4 default install path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4

In the post linked below are a few how-tos to help move the Electronic Arts folder or change the location of the Sims 4 folder.

Move the Electronic Arts Folder
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=29295.msg401673#post_MEAF

If this doesn't help post your question to AHQ's Sims Tech Help Board ~
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/bd-p/The-Sims-4

They may know of some easier steps to take. :)
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