29th Feb 2012, 01:52 PM
Hi, ive got two Drives in my pc, a SSD for the OS, and a HDD for most other things. I installed The Sims 3 on my HDD, but there seems to be a problem with CC. I moved the Documents/Electronic Arts folder from the SSD to the HDD, and i found out that my CC, wasnt working, so i went back and checked the SSD, and found a new Documents/Electronic arts folder, so i deleted it and ran the game again, and everytime i start the sims 3 it creates a new Documents/Electronic Arts on the SSD, and completely ignores the one i moved earlier, which has all the CC in. So can anyone help me out, to stop the game from creating a new Doc/EA folder in the SSD, and actually read the one in the HDD?
29th Feb 2012, 02:30 PM
Check out these threads:
29th Feb 2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks for your replyting, on the second link, i followed the instructions below:
Yep, that's the one. <snip instructions> Scratch that, I think it need to be set to a registry value, instead of a hardcoded path for it to work without intervention after future updates, uninstalls, reinstalls, etc. Let me do tests and get back to ya. If you figured it out, also let me know. Like I said, I've never done this before. ps: you may need to setup your PATH in Environment settings so Windows can run the "junction" program in the commandline from anywhere. pps: Do report back with status, and when you patch it in a few weeks time (or install Pets) if things are still OK, then. [eta] OK, I post this with the caveat I'm not responsible if your Sims blow up in your face or you render your whole system inoperable. (I tested mine on VMware ) The command is now native to Windows 7, so there's no longer any need to download and install 3rd-party utilities. Here are the steps, tested working with installing new pack after doing this (except for patching, I went direct to 1.24 from retail before doing this) Make a backup of your user folders in case things get screwed up Game Help:TS3 Back Upswiki Make the new folder in your target location (in my example c:\TS3Docs). Note: Obviously, you're going through all this hullaballoo to have the files in another location (drive or partition), so change this as appropriate. Although this might not work on a network share or external, only on local internal drivers due to the absolute path names. Copy the contents of your current "The Sims 3" folder into the newly created folder in (2) Delete this folder when Copy is completed (ie delete C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3) While still in this Window, copy the "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\" path from the Address Bar Open a command prompt window with Admin privileges (the window should have the word "Administrator" on the title bar) In the command prompt window, enter Code: cd Press Spacebar. Right-click on the title bar, click on Edit, then Paste. Line should now appear as Code: cd C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\ Press Enter. So you should now be in the path above, enter this string of text. (You can also copy and paste, as above) Code: mklink /j "The Sims 3" c:\ts3docs Press Enter. You'll get the acknowledgement message of Code: Junction created for The Sims 3 <<===>> c:\ts3docs The target location "c:\ts3docs" is of course whatever you created in step (2) above. And <username> is your profile name for that account, and is showing as "vm-Ella" in the image. Start your game and wait for the explosion. Kidding! Let me know how it goes and also when you patch next week and/or install Pets (if you're purchasing it)...come back and let us know then, too. Good Luck!
But i cant get past step 11, i copied and pasted "mklink /j "The Sims 3"" and then space and the adress of my new folder created in step 2, but it says its incorrect command or whatever, pls help.
EDIT: Do i have to download the link listed from the original poster?
2nd EDIT: the message dispayed is "The syntax of the command is incorrect."
3rd EDIT: Got it, i downloaded the thing, but that wasnt the problem anyway, its cause in ur post u didnt wrap the junction link in " , and it needed to according to the third link you gave me, thanks for the help
vBulletin v3.0.14, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.