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Post by simmiep3 on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 22:19

In the Sims 3, the electronic arts folder that is supposed to go to one's My Documents or Documents folder (I have windows 7 home premium) is going to a folder i use to share documents with all my household computers on a local network connection.
So instead of going to: C:\Users\User\Documents
It is going to: C:\Users\Public\Documents
every time I re-install the game and expansion packs (Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations and Pets)
I think this is causing the game to think my saves are corrupted since no matter what save I try or even if I make a new game save and close the next time i restart the game it says the save is corrupt. I have tried to recover corrupt saves but that didn't work. I have many saves that all show up as corrupt and I don't think they are all corrupt but the only problem seems to be this change in file location which I do not know how to fix. Help! I have uninstalled and re-installed the game many times applied all the cracks, the ultimate fix, the latest patch updates all downloads and instructions found on this site but I keep getting this problem. No-one else seems to have it, can someone tell me what's going on?

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Re: sims 3 electronic arts folder not in documents. [CLOSED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 09:18

Hello,
I've never heard of this problem. But I wonder, is it possible for you to temporarily disable your network connection when you start a game. The game will create a new electronic arts\The sims 3 folder. Or, reinstall while the network is disabled even. You'd think the game will create the electronic arts folder in the appropriate location.

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Wait, I've just read this and in the article its about The sims 2 and you wont be able to move the entire documents folder obviously, but maybe the same procedure works for your electronic arts folder allowing you to move it to a different location on your own pc.

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Post by simmiep3 on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 04:12

I'm not getting the same options when I right click protperties on the electronics arts folder. I just need it to go to My Documents and I don't know why it's going to a different folder. It's just weird. I don't know how to relocate it, its not the same as relocating my documents.

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Post by Aɾყα on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 08:48

Hello,
How about disabling your networkconnection (temporarily) when you start the game?

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Re: sims 3 electronic arts folder not in documents. [CLOSED]

Post by lorax535 on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 13:11

Im having this exact problem. I tried disabling the network but it didnt help. Im unable to start any saved game but the actual game works great. Im also running vista not xp like the tutorial showed and those options arent available.

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Post by Aɾყα on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 13:44

Hello,
Perhaps Admin can provide more insight in this problem, he'll be online on the forum in a couple of hours.

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Re: sims 3 electronic arts folder not in documents. [CLOSED]

Post by ula_anula on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 15:29

Hi,
I have similar problem as the person who started this topic.I am running the sims 3 in compatibility mod- windows 95 to avoid constant crashing- (only this method helps, i have ultimate fix, game is updated..etc). The game doesnt crash while running in compatibility mod any more but after saving it and closing , when i try to reopen it , im getting an error message: "A serious error has occured while loading"Starlight.Shores.sims 3." It s strongly recommended that u restart the application." Without deleting the electronic arts folder i can not start the game- it crashes while loading the family screen. So when i play i have to start from beginning every time... :/

I have noticed that electronic arts folder is by me now in C:\Users\Public\Documents, intead of C:\Users\User\Documents.
Is there any way to fix this problem? i d be extremely grateful for ur help.

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