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Post by Brucedood on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 08:40

During installing the complete edition from the website, the game took up 400 gbs of my hdd. I have most of the dlcs installed and I'm still installing the rest (winrar is slow for some reason). The properties of the EA folder only says that it is taking under 50 gb of space. I is confused

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 01:56

@Brucedood wrote:During installing the complete edition from the website, the game took up 400 gbs of my hdd. I have most of the dlcs installed and I'm still installing the rest (winrar is slow for some reason). The properties of the EA folder only says that it is taking under 50 gb of space. I is confused

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No, the game does not take that much space. And WinRAR can be slow in your case for many reasons, such as your computer hardware being old(er), or the disk may be too fragmented, and maybe some other reasons too.

Check your Recycle Bin if there is anything to delete. Once you got all the DLC installed, try deleting the extracted folders, but do NOT delete the .RAR file of the Complete Collection itself. Good luck for now and keep us posted !

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Post by Brucedood on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 12:07

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@Brucedood wrote:During installing the complete edition from the website, the game took up 400 gbs of my hdd. I have most of the dlcs installed and I'm still installing the rest (winrar is slow for some reason). The properties of the EA folder only says that it is taking under 50 gb of space. I is confused

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No, the game does not take that much space. And WinRAR can be slow in your case for many reasons, such as your computer hardware being old(er), or the disk may be too fragmented, and maybe some other reasons too.

Check your Recycle Bin if there is anything to delete. Once you got all the DLC installed, try deleting the extracted folders, but do NOT delete the .RAR file of the Complete Collection itself. Good luck for now and keep us posted !
Sorry but what do you mean by deleting the extracted folders? Like the folders in the .RAR file?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 12:24

@Brucedood wrote:Sorry but what do you mean by deleting the extracted folders? Like the folders in the .RAR file?


How did you install the game...? Normally you have to open the .RAR with WinRAR, and then drag and drop the folders out of the .RAR. This "extraction" can take a while, and once done, you should start the installation from within the extracted folders, and NOT from the .RAR.

And once you are completely done with the installation, you can delete these extracted folders, to save filespace.

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Post by Brucedood on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 12:47

Oh, I installed them in the .rar file. I guess that would have been wayyyy easier and couple hours faster.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 12:54

Also, if you are still low on filespace, try navigating to C:\Windows\Temp. Delete ALL files inside that "Temp"-folder, but not the folder itself. Then see how much - if any - filespace you can gather from this.

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Re: Is sims 3 supposed to be this big?

Post by Brucedood on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 13:12

Should have told you earlier, but I did a data wipe before installing sims 3 -not the os- so there isn't much in any folder

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Post by Brucedood on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 13:15

Going off topic, but how do you delete the WINDOWS.OLD file?

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Re: Is sims 3 supposed to be this big?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 04 Jun 2016, 09:50

@Brucedood wrote:Going off topic, but how do you delete the WINDOWS.OLD file?


Just like any other file/folder...? However, the "Windows.old" folder contains the stuff from your previous Windows-installation. You might want to keep it for now, if there are files in there that you would like to use again. 

If you have more questions about that, please open a new thread in the section that is named "Software". Is your original problem about The Sims 3 solved now ?

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