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Updated - Sims 2 RoboFileMaid 3000.

by mstybl95 Posted 9th Jan 2006 at 4:09 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 10:21 PM by Nysha
137 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
Sorry this update took so long. I had the same problem a lot of you are having and it seems to have mostly been a Firefox and .RAR bug. I wanted to test this maid thoroughly before I posted it.

Version 1.2.50727

Fixes in this release
Improved error handling.... kinda, nothing specific
Program can be closed, without using Task Manager, after encountering an error
Individual user settings are saved, not global (also fixes all users have same download directory)
Fixed the maid extracting "0" files (blame my husband for that one!!)
Better .RAR handling

Known Issues
Program may not startup - End Task in task manager and try again until I get to the root of the problem
Program has to be restarted if an error is encountered
Directory Monitoring may not work when downloading files from FireFox

New Release 1.1.619.... There's a new tool out, Sims 2 RoboFileMaid 3000. It's similar to Sims File Maid 2, but expands greatly on the functionality and has a prettier user interface. Download from The author is ready to take suggestions and program improvements. He can be reached at [email protected].

To get the correct version of the .NET Framework, go to
Operating System:
      Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc
Utility Type:
      CC Managers: Tools for installing and managing custom content, custom music, custom paintings etc.
Plugin Type:
      Not Applicable: Standalone tools

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 478.8 KB · Downloads: 48,890 · 23rd Jan 2006
478.8 KB 48,890 23rd Jan 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 1:07 PM
Hi again. Sorry, but I've got another problem. The RoboFileMaid is working now, but is it supposed to be taking so long to actually do anything? I dragged some files onto it, and waited for a while but nothing happened to tell me that it had finished, and when I closed the FileMaid, the files I had dragged into it weren't in the game. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it supposed to take this long?
Test Subject
#77 Old 1st May 2006 at 1:53 PM
It came up as a virus because of the AdWare in it. Why the adware? Is that really neccesary?
Test Subject
#78 Old 12th May 2006 at 8:59 PM
not being blonde but what does this program do??? have been away from MTS2 since I downloaded 10000 files for up to uni and then when Nightlife came out they were null and void, seen this question asked a few times but not answered.. thanks :-)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#79 Old 13th May 2006 at 4:18 AM
It automatically install your custom content for you. YOu don't need to have WinZIP or winrar. There are other features to it and how to use it is included in the read me file. I find it useful for some things, but not for others. If you need more help, pm me because I do not check back at this thread very often.

Check out my site: SIMple Realty
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 9:13 PM
Just THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You did a great, a absolutely awesome job in creating the File Maid. I love downloading new content for my sims so much (since the game don't come up with real good clothes etc. okay, my opinion..) and I was always annoyed from installing all the files and with the Maid its that easy.
I downloaded her a month or what ago and I'm so happy with her! Your work is honored and loved!!

You will not believe your eyes how a voice could hypnotize ~ Promises are only lies ~ from Loreley
Test Subject
#81 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 6:05 PM
Originally Posted by mstybl95

I included a link in my post (at the top of this page) to the microsoft website. it takes you directly to the file that needs to be downloaded. if it is not working, check your system requirements. You may not have the right requirements. Check back as my husband will try rewriting the code in the older version of the .net framework.

well, I'm having the same troubles as everyone else and I followed your link to the "correct" download.... except its a duff link. Nothing there. My computer promptly had a temper tantrum, told me the page didn't exist and crashed.


I'll just stick to the original file maid until your husband codes one for an older version of the .net framework

thanks anyway, looked like a nice program.
Test Subject
#82 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 12:28 AM
Wooow! I love this sooo much! If I have any problems I will come to you...You and your hubby did a great job at this and I absolutely love it! Thankyou once again xxx
Test Subject
#83 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 10:58 PM
Thie version works amazingly! Thank you soooooo much! I was having a lot of problems with the previous version. Now I don't have to download and install each file by hand.
Test Subject
#84 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 2:32 AM
Well i downloaded it, and i have the correct .NET thing.
When i drag a file onto the lawn next to the robot, " Enqueued 1 items..." appears and doesnt go away, what is this? and is it normal?
Test Subject
#85 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 2:25 AM
Just wanted to let you know, it's a little glitchy with Vista when it comes to uninstalling pack files.
Test Subject
#86 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 11:31 PM
Hi there, im downloading this now.. ill be using this on my new laptop that has vista, ill report any issues with it incase you guys want to do future updates

thanks so much, was dreading having to install this stuff manualy do to lack of sim programs for vista
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 1st Jul 2007 at 1:04 PM
Hi, just to let you know that i downloaded this yesterday after finding my trusty Sim File Maid 2 didnt work on my new Vista machine. I downloaded the net framework too but it turns out Vista (not on this 'internet' machine) already has net framework installed - i dont know if that's just mine or all Vista machines as my dad bought this one for us as he knows my old machine was getting too small to run the sims 2. (Yea! for my slightly early 40th B'day pressy!)

anyway i installed your Robo File Maid and she popped up perfectly, i was able to set the files i wanted my downloads to go to and the zips to go to - brilliant feature btw.

then i tried to use her and nothing happened, she wouldnt acknowledge any file i tried to place on her 'lawn'. I gave up in the end and opened my game. The next day i thought i'd try again, i opened up Robo file maid, she popped up perfectly again, i dragged my file over to her lawn and hey presto! it worked - 28 files all in the right folder with one click - hurrah.

I love the feature that shows the exact name of each file she loads as im one of those folks who keeps an exact record of every file i put into my sims so i can find corrupt ones without too much trouble.

I dont know why she didnt work first time but she works brilliantly now and i couldnt be happier, thanks so much for sharing this extrememly useful tool.

btw my system is as follows: Vista Business (6.0, Build 6000)
Dell Dimension E521, 222GB HD, AMD Athlon processor, 64X2 Dual Core Processor, 4400+ (2CPUs) ~2.3Ghz, 958RAM, Direct X 10 with NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE graphics card. Hope this helps anyone with Vista who wants to run Robo File Maid

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Winston churchill)

Thanks to all you hardworking modders.
Test Subject
#88 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:28 PM
Hi there,

I hope this hasn't been asked before but havin gone through the thread quickly I can't see it anywhere.

I downloaded this because Sim File Maid won't work on my new computer which has Vista. It installed however when I try and run it it says 'a problem caused the program to stop workin correctly'. It then won't run as Windows keeps closing it down. Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?

I'm really keen to put my (many) downloads into my game!

Test Subject
#89 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 7:20 PM
Thank you. It works like a dream for me. Like others have mentioned, I was also having problems with Sims File Maid 2 recently.
Test Subject
#90 Old 9th Nov 2007 at 2:04 PM
i downloaded and installed this, but when i try to run it i get an error that says "the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). click on ok to terminate the application." any suggestions?
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 1:12 PM
Originally Posted by MissAndrea1
Well i downloaded it, and i have the correct .NET thing.
When i drag a file onto the lawn next to the robot, " Enqueued 1 items..." appears and doesnt go away, what is this? and is it normal?

having this problem to for a time... win xp here.

Test Subject
#92 Old 15th Mar 2008 at 6:44 AM
I'm sorry but I can't seem to drag any files onto the lawn D:
What is happening here?
Test Subject
#93 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 10:35 PM
I have Vista on my computor and am also having trouble with this as well as my trusty Sims File Maid 2. Neither of these programs allow me to drag the files onto their lawns. Any ideas as to what my problem is?
Test Subject
#94 Old 23rd Mar 2008 at 1:41 PM
I found that Sims File Maid 2 doesn't work on my Vista machine, so downloaded RoboFileMaid3000. This didn't work either, I couldn't drag and drop at all. I read Willowsmum's comment above and ran The Sims 2 and then exited. After this RoboFileMaid appeared to work fine, and all the items appeared in game.
Test Subject
#95 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 5:47 AM
You rock! I have wanted this program since I discovered that Sims file Maid 2 does not work with Vista. Thank you for your work on this, and many successes to come!
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#96 Old 27th Apr 2008 at 7:12 PM
I got Vista a while ago and sim file maid 2 didn't work on it. I tried alot of different things for it to work but nothing did.
When I saw this, i downloaded it right away.
I had no problems downloading it but when I tried it, it wouldn't let me drop the files.
Then, i came here and read the posts. After reading willowsmum's post I ran the sims 2 then exited.
I came back to try and it didn't work, I still had the same problem.
Does someone know why it won't work?
Test Subject
#97 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 5:39 PM
Originally Posted by MissAndrea1
Well i downloaded it, and i have the correct .NET thing.
When i drag a file onto the lawn next to the robot, " Enqueued 1 items..." appears and doesnt go away, what is this? and is it normal?

I have the exact same problem and I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
I have no idea what to do as I have all the requirements to use the program.
Can anyone tell me why it won't process the custom content that I want to put on my game?
Test Subject
#98 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 10:21 AM
Which folder should I download it into? And where can I find it when I have downloaded it? Thanks.
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