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Post by Mischewskanator on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 14:37

Hello Games4TheWorld,
I have recently installed The Sims 3 - Complete Edition (all of the packs inside the folder). In my PC, I have an SSD (for programs and the OS) and a HDD (for games and misc.) but I installed The Sims 3 and all of the packs to the SSD (which is under the 'C' disk). I was wondering if it was possible for me to transfer the folder to my HDD ('D' disk), like would I need to transfer the whole Electronics Art folder or just the games or packs or would it even work. Just a nice and simple step by step tutorial of how to do it would be nice. I don't know if it's as simple as just copy and paste or that it might not run if I do so plus I don't want to attempt as it's a pretty large file and will take up too much of my time if I try. Thank you for the time and effort you put into the cracks.
Your sincerely,
Customer.


**BTW this text was copied and pasted from an email that I sent**

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Post by Tarac on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 14:48

You can try MOVING (not copying) the The Sims 3 folder from your present location to a new location on your D drive.
Moving should also adjust the register, as well as the shortcut, to point to the new location.

If that makes your game not playable, MOVE it back and you'll then have to manually change all The Sims 3 entries in the register as well.
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Post by Mischewskanator on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 04:40

@Tarac wrote:You can try MOVING (not copying) the The Sims 3 folder from your present location to a new location on your D drive.
Moving should also adjust the register, as well as the shortcut, to point to the new location.

If that makes your game not playable, MOVE it back and you'll then have to manually change all The Sims 3 entries in the register as well.
How would I change the them in the register?

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Post by Tarac on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 10:12

@Mischewskanator wrote:
@Tarac wrote:You can try MOVING (not copying) the The Sims 3 folder from your present location to a new location on your D drive.
Moving should also adjust the register, as well as the shortcut, to point to the new location.

If that makes your game not playable, MOVE it back and you'll then have to manually change all The Sims 3 entries in the register as well.
How would I change the them in the register?
Move the install folder to f.e. D:\The Sims 3
Now open the register by keeping Windowskey down and type R
In the window type regedit and click on OK
Follow this path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
When you have 64 bits Windows: WOW6432Node
Scroll down to folder Sims and open it
Open folder The Sims 3
Change Install Dir to read D:\The Sims 3
Open folder The Sims 3 Into the Future
Change Install Dir to read D:\The Sims 3
Change ExePath to read D:\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3EP11.exe
Now try and play the game.
If any problems
Open the folders for all the other Expansion Packs
Change Install Dir to read D:\The Sims 3
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 19:35

@Mischewskanator wrote:Hello Games4TheWorld,
I have recently installed The Sims 3 - Complete Edition (all of the packs inside the folder). In my PC, I have an SSD (for programs and the OS) and a HDD (for games and misc.) but I installed The Sims 3 and all of the packs to the SSD (which is under the 'C' disk). I was wondering if it was possible for me to transfer the folder to my HDD ('D' disk), like would I need to transfer the whole Electronics Art folder or just the games or packs or would it even work. Just a nice and simple step by step tutorial of how to do it would be nice. I don't know if it's as simple as just copy and paste or that it might not run if I do so plus I don't want to attempt as it's a pretty large file and will take up too much of my time if I try. Thank you for the time and effort you put into the cracks.
Your sincerely,
Customer.

**BTW this text was copied and pasted from an email that I sent**


There is a chance that even changing the registry may not work, because the relevant files under C:\Program files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information may still point to the old install location. But feel free to give it a try.

Should it not work, you may be interested (for future reference) in this thread here:
http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t19680-a-note-on-installing-the-sims-3-on-external-drives

Make sure to prepare the installation folders manually, and in advance on non-C: drives, should you want to try that.

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