How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

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How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by Temptesss on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 09:37

Hey I recently uninstalled and re-installed my sims 3 game however I had saved my game file because I was playing it for so long I did not want to loose my town. However I made a mistake and saved the BAD file. Is there any way around this? When I try to play the .sims3.bad file game it crashes. How can I play it again?

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by fsociety on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 17:36

Hello,

Please make a backup of the .bad file and remove the ".bad" extension on the old one. Then restart the game and tell us the result.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by Temptesss on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 20:28

How do I create a backup file of a sims3.bad file?

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by fsociety on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 20:44

Hello,

Just right-click on it and choose "Copy".
Then "Paste" it in another folder. For example your Desktop.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by Temptesss on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 21:03

Ok I tried it and it doesn't work. The game starts to load and about 10 seconds in it crashes there was an error.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by fsociety on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 21:24

Hello,

Try starting a completely new game and let us know the result.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by Temptesss on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 22:03

a new game works fine

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by fsociety on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 23:09

Hello,

Then I'm afraid the old save is corrupt.
I'm not sure whether it's still possible to fix it. I honestly don't think so, but you could try THIS.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by invalidusername on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 00:58

Along with the .bad file, did you have a .backup file?

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by Edin ElDi on Wed 20 Jun 2012, 13:33

Hello,

There's no way to actually fix the one with the .bad extension, but if you have the .backup file for your save game, you can probably still save most of your progress.
Just remove the one with the .bad extension from your saves folder, but don't delete it yet, if this simple method doesn't work, there are more things to try.
Once the .bad one has been removed, rename the .backup one. Remove that last part (.backup) and try to load your savegame.

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Re: How do you fix a sims3.bad file?

Post by 5ara on Fri 04 Oct 2013, 14:27

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

There's no way to actually fix the one with the .bad extension, but if you have the .backup file for your save game, you can probably still save most of your progress.
Just remove the one with the .bad extension from your saves folder, but don't delete it yet, if this simple method doesn't work, there are more things to try.
Once the .bad one has been removed, rename the .backup one. Remove that last part (.backup) and try to load your savegame.
Thank you soo much Lady ElDi ,  it worked for me ! Very Happy

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