Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

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Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

Post by deblake60 on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 20:56

Will the relink method for relocating The Sims 4 Mod Folder work the same was as for The Sims 3? (found on the forum title, "Redirecting the username folder "The Sims 3" to a different location.").

I am crunching space and the relinking the Sims 3 folder helps, but I also need to do the same for the MODS for my Sims 4.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

Post by anadius on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 21:55

Yes, it will work. You can create junction folder instead of a link - just use "/j" flag instead of "/d". Creating junction doesn't need administrator rights. But both should work fine.

You can also move the whole Documents folder. Don't remember how to do it in Win 7 but in 8 and 10 you just right click on Documents -> Properties -> Location and change it there.

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Re: Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

Post by deblake60 on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 22:32

Thanks for the reply.
I'm a bit fuzzy on the concept. 

Do I make the Junction folder first? EX: D:\The Sims 4 then do the Documents -> Properties -> Location right click changing? EX: Documents > (Would I want to got to The Sims 4 Folder?) > Properties. Then Click "Move" and select the folder I just made? (Note that my version had OneDrive in the address, not sure if it will be an issue) (I can not stand OneDrive personally.


Or is it like this: EX mklink /j "C:\Users\myname\OneDrive\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4" "D :\The Sims 4"


Sorry about the questions. I don't want to screw anything up.


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Re: Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

Post by anadius on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 01:09

I presented you two options. Use only one of them.

Option 1 - junction:
Move "The Sims 4" folder from "C:\Users\myname\OneDrive\Documents\Electronic Arts" to "D:\" and then run
Code:
mklink /j "C:\Users\myname\OneDrive\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4" "D:\The Sims 4"

Option 2 - move whole Documents folder:
Right click on Documents -> Properties -> Location and change it there. Choose to move files when prompted.

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Re: Moving the Sims 4 Mod folder

Post by deblake60 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 03:42

Ahhh. Okay, that makes sense to me now.
Thank you for breaking it down for me, I appreciate it!
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