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Post by Oona on Mon 14 May 2018, 22:00

Hello,

I recently bought a new laptop.
Unfortunaly it doesn't have enough memory to install sims 4 with all it's expansions.
So I bought a portable hard drive with 1000mb storage.

But now I can't seem to figure out how to install the sims on it?
I can select it in the install menu but then this pops up

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My laptop still wants to install it on my pc instead of on my hard drive.

Please help me!

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Post by Guest on Tue 15 May 2018, 12:01

There are 2 possibilities:

1. Attach your external drive to your old PC and copy the folder The Sims 4 from C:\Program Files (x86) over to your external drive.

OR

2. Install the base game in the default drive C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4.
When that's done, move the folder The Sims 4 to your external drive.
Download the other DLC's and copy the folders from the downloads to your external drive folder The Sims 4.

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Post by Oona on Tue 15 May 2018, 12:22

Tarac wrote:There are 2 possibilities:

1. Attach your external drive to your old PC and copy the folder The Sims 4 from C:\Program Files (x86) over to your external drive.

OR

2. Install the base game in the default drive C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4.
When that's done, move the folder The Sims 4 to your external drive.
Download the other DLC's and copy the folders from the downloads to your external drive folder The Sims 4.


Thanks! I moved the files from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 to my hard drive! 
And it works! 
Now I only need to install the DLC but I assume I won't face any issues with that.
Again, thank you!

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Post by TheDaveCalaz on Sat 15 Jun 2019, 09:02

Hi sorry to bump and also jump in on this topic but I have a similar problem that I dont think needs a new topic started.

I have the Sims 4 installed on the C drive of my laptop, everything works great, I've never had a problem... until now.

I just bought a new PC and the CD drive isn't big enough for a new install of the base game. My plan was to do that and then move everything over to the D drive where there is plenty of room.

Can I move my whole Sims 4 folder from my laptop to a USB pen and then onto my new PC and copy it into the D drive that way? or does there need to be some kind of fresh installation on the PC?

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Post by Guest on Sat 15 Jun 2019, 10:43

It's perfectly fine to copy it from one PC to another.

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