Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

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Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

Post by flitkitten on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 11:41

I was reading over the instructions on how to move the base game to my D drive via registry changes, and it seems simple enough, but I have a question. I stupidly didn't do this after my initial installation, and as of right now, I have included all the EPs/GPs/SPs up to Parenthood. I'm only realizing how little space I have on my C drive, that I won't be able to install anything more. Will I be able to change the registries with DLC installed, or will I have to strip everything down to the base game in order to move it? 

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Re: Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

Post by Dandelion on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:04

No need to change the registry.
Just copy the files from C:\Prohgram Files (x86)\The Sims 4 from your C drive to wherever you want it.
When it was succesful you can delete the original folder to make more space on your c:Drive.

Don't forget to make a new shortcut from your new loacation\The Sims\Game\Bin\TS4.exe (or TS4_x64.exe)
Also place the new destination-folder in your exclusions of your AV.

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Re: Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

Post by Loonieloose on Sat 02 Dec 2017, 10:18

I have done the same and copied my sims 4 fro C: drive to two external harddrives. ( Better safe than sorry ) and it works from both. All DLC's, just not cats and Dogs. That is installed with my ZLOrigin. But game works 100% from both externals.

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Re: Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

Post by Dandelion on Sat 02 Dec 2017, 10:20

@Loonieloose wrote:I have done the same and copied my sims 4 fro C: drive to two external harddrives. ( Better safe than sorry ) and it works from both. All DLC's, just not cats and Dogs. That is installed with my ZLOrigin. But game works 100% from both externals.
You can move your complete installation folder to anywhere on your computer and/or external hard discs.
Exceptions: Do not move it into another folder called Electronic Arts, Origin, Origin Games.

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Re: Question about changing registry to different hard drive?

Post by Loonieloose on Sat 02 Dec 2017, 10:25

That should be clear from the install instructions if you read them properly. Smile Move out of the electronic arts folder  in C:program files, etc, etc, etc.

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