"The file (...) is still open in SimCity4" - workaround/fix.

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"The file (...) is still open in SimCity4" - workaround/fix.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 12:57

Hello all,


Some of you may have encountered an error in our SimCity4 release, that will look like this, or similar:







When you try and copy the crack-file included in the download, to the right location, it doesn't let you replace the existing file, even if you choose so. Now, when you try and delete the "original" file, you will get this error:






At this point, the guide I wrote in this other thread may not help you. So the next things you can try are these:


1) Try logging in with the Administrator account on your Windows system. That is, if you are using another account than the Administrator. In my own system, I only have one account, and that is the Admin-one. While in the Administrator account, try applying the crack again.



2) Should this still not work for you, try going to the location where the crack goes to; normally that should be C:\Program files(x86)\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps. There, you rename the original SimCity4.exe, into something different. For example, rename it into SimCity4(old).exe.

Extra note: should you be unable to "find" the Administrator account (because it may be hidden), then just try this method of renaming the SimCity4.exe straight away


After doing that, copy the cracked SimCity4.exe from our download, to that location. Make a shortcut to the desktop from that file, and off you go ! You should now be able to play the game. Smile

Good luck !






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