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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?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks 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
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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
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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
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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 neoscrib.com. 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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displaylang=en
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
rfm50727.zip

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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Test Subject
#126 Old 22nd Feb 2011 at 9:54 AM
This doesn't appear to be working on Windows 7 64-bit. I try to drag files (even one at a time) onto the "lawn," however all I get is the "black circle with a line through it" cursor. I've tried everything I know. Help?
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Test Subject
#127 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 3:03 AM
Hi, I came across this thread (more than once) while looking for a resolution to a problem. I have Windows 7 (and Vista before) and was unable to get Sims File Maid AND/OR Sims ROboFileMaid 3000 to work. Drag and Drop did not work (I always got the 'not allowed' cursor symbol when I tried. By searching for just 'unable to drag and drop' and 'windows 7' I came across a page that helped. I am not sure I can post the link here, so I will relay the gist of the matter. It all relate to your User Account Control settings in Windows 7. Essentially, you cannot drag and drop from Windows Explorer into certain programs (especially those set to 'administrator privileges'), as it conflicts with those security settings. By either disabling or changing your user account control settings via control panel, you can make the drag and drop function work! I have tried it and have to say I LOVE the improvements to both programs!!! Just thought I would share this as I see several others had the same issue. And as far as I have found in my internet searches no one has foundthe solution (though a few wise Sims players here DID relate it to Windows 7 and Vista-which is what led me to the correct assumption, that it was specific to the operating system and not the programs.
Test Subject
#128 Old 5th Jun 2011 at 8:04 PM
Thank You for the UAC suggestion. Fixed my no drag and drop problem!
Test Subject
#129 Old 17th Dec 2012 at 7:58 PM
This doesn't work on my Windows 7 machine
Lab Assistant
#130 Old 27th Sep 2013 at 6:51 AM
It will startup once, then give me an error next time. :P
Mad Poster
#131 Old 29th Sep 2013 at 3:35 PM Last edited by sushigal007 : 14th Jan 2014 at 12:49 PM.
I just discovered that some files in a rar weren't being copied to my Downloads folder while others were. The files had an apostrophe in the name (Peddle Pushin', or somthing like that) so I was wondering if perhaps the program was having trouble processing some special characters? Also it would be nice if it could handle 7z files - it always freezers when I drag those over when I'm not paying attention!

ETA: Having more problems now I've switched to a Windows 7 machine - I can drag files into the window just fine, but I always get "error opening file." If I open the archive and drag the packages into the window, it'll install them, but if I'm going to do that for every single archive, I may as well just drag the files into the Downloads folder.
Instructor
#132 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 4:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by raven449
Thank You for the UAC suggestion. Fixed my no drag and drop problem!


Same here, thank goodness. And I had the same "lawn won't take any drag&drop's" problem with the Sims File Maid 2, and it fixed those two. Thanks so much, both these programs are huge time savers for CC junkies like me!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#133 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 11:57 AM
Thanks
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#134 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 3:46 AM
thanks
Test Subject
#135 Old 1st Aug 2014 at 4:31 AM
it's not working in win8, and i can't shut uac off so i'm just here weeping.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#136 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 4:06 AM
thanx
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 5th May 2018 at 12:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmcs
Hi, I came across this thread (more than once) while looking for a resolution to a problem. I have Windows 7 (and Vista before) and was unable to get Sims File Maid AND/OR Sims ROboFileMaid 3000 to work. Drag and Drop did not work (I always got the 'not allowed' cursor symbol when I tried. By searching for just 'unable to drag and drop' and 'windows 7' I came across a page that helped. I am not sure I can post the link here, so I will relay the gist of the matter. It all relate to your User Account Control settings in Windows 7. Essentially, you cannot drag and drop from Windows Explorer into certain programs (especially those set to 'administrator privileges'), as it conflicts with those security settings. By either disabling or changing your user account control settings via control panel, you can make the drag and drop function work! I have tried it and have to say I LOVE the improvements to both programs!!! Just thought I would share this as I see several others had the same issue. And as far as I have found in my internet searches no one has foundthe solution (though a few wise Sims players here DID relate it to Windows 7 and Vista-which is what led me to the correct assumption, that it was specific to the operating system and not the programs.


Thank you for this! I googled instructions on how to allow my Windows 7 and Windows 10 on other laptop to drag and drop, and I got this working. I hope people who have problems having this working on Windows 7,8 and 10 would read comments, took me just few minutes to get it working and I love how easy it is to use!
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