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Installing Sims 4 to External Hard Drive

Post by r0ario on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 23:55

Hi! I know this thread has been done over and over again but despite looking through them all I've yet to find the answers I'm looking for. I want to install the Sims 4 (along with GTW) onto my external hard drive. Completely. I do not have enough space on my C: drive to even get through the installation though, because even though I select that I want to install to my E: drive (the external hard drive), it requires about 8GB of space on the C: drive. I'm assuming this is for the files that go in the Documents\Electronic Arts folder. Is there a way to direct those files onto my E: drive?

Here is the error I get when I press install: 

(The D: drive is the other partition on my external hard drive.)

Thanks in advance! I know you guys are a great help on this forum. : )
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Re: Installing Sims 4 to External Hard Drive

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 29 Jul 2015, 19:51

Hello,


I know this will be frustrating for you, but you should make sure to free up space on the C: drive. See again this post here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t19572-how-to-move-the-sims-4-to-another-partition-after-installation-fix



Also, please keep in mind that the 8GB are only for the files in Program files(x86). The folder that you mean (My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4), is for things like custom content or savefiles.

And for that reason, it's advised that you always have a bit of extra space on C: too.

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Re: Installing Sims 4 to External Hard Drive

Post by r0ario on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 19:25

Thanks for the reply! I ended up doing as you suggested, and it wasn't too bad. I bootcamp windows, so I just reinstalled it (putting all my files on my external drive before doing so) with more space than I'd reserved for it originally. Sims 4 is working now, but I have come across a new problem. Mods are being acknowledged by the window that appears at start up, but none are appearing in game. Does this have anything to do with installing my game to an external hard drive? I'm almost positive I installed the mods correctly, and I've tried running with just individual cc items to see if there was a problem file, but it still didn't work. Should I open a new thread for this? Thanks in advance.
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