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18th Apr 2010, 5:17 PM
I've been trying to double click & install my sims3pack files into my D drive but it automatically installs into C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads.
Is there anyway that I can just simply double click & it automatically installs into D:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads?
I've tried The 3Viewer but it only works for some of the files.
Need help urgently! :cry:
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanksssss.
18th Apr 2010, 5:30 PM
The files will install to wherever your user data is - I should point out that they install into DCCache, not Downloads. So if they're installing to C, that's because your user data is on C.
I should point out that on 7 at least, C:/Users/USERNAME/Documents will redirect to E:/Documents (for example) invisibly, so you'll still see the C: path sometimes even though the data is not on C. Could this be what's happening to you?
18th Apr 2010, 5:32 PM
Hmm. I doubt so. I installed my sims3 game into D: drive.
Call me stupid but out of frustration, I ctrl+x the whole C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\ into D: (Oops. :/)
I've been searching on Google for answers for quite awhile but none of them helped.
If it's easier for you, could you tell me what other information I need to provide?
19th Apr 2010, 8:52 AM
Installing the game into a custom path is fine as that is where the programs would be running from, if you do this during installation and specified the D:\ drive in the custom installation step.
The whole Documents folder is a setting set by the Operating System, so it is not possible to move it elsewhere as it involves registry settings and whatnot. It affects ALL the programs you have in your computer, not just for the game.
You should restore that cut+paste you did or do a reinstall or the game won't be able to find your save games and Sims3pack content. It is the way the game is coded (indeed all applications) - game's program files in "Program Files" path (can be customized if so desired) and user content (sims3packs) in "User Documents" path (universal setting in the OS).
19th Apr 2010, 4:09 PM
Thank you very much for the help. I searched through MTS & found Delphy's Sims 3 Pack Multi-Extractor. Hopefully it works the way I thought it would be. Will be testing my game out soon. :D
Thanks for the help! (L)
Love from Singapore. (K)
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