How Can You Take a Saved Sims 2 Game from One Computer Account to Another?

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How Can You Take a Saved Sims 2 Game from One Computer Account to Another?
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The Sims 2 lets you build a neighbourhood of houses, populate the houses with families, and live the families' simulated lives. A lot of hard work can go into creating these dream houses and developing and maintaining the families. It would be a shame to lose all of this data if you are transferring computers. Luckily, you can bring your saved data with you to a new computer, and continue right where you left off.

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Things you need

  • External hard drive
  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Connect your external hard drive to your old computer via the USB cable.

  2. 2

    Click the “Start” button on your PC’s task bar and select “My Documents,\" or \"Documents.\"

  3. 3

    Open the “EA Games” folder. (The complete default path for the folder is C:\Documents and Settings\Login Name\My Documents\EA Games\.)

  4. 4

    Copy the \"Sims2\" folder onto your external hard drive. The “Neighborhoods” and “Downloads” folder within the \"Sims2\" folder holds most of your stored data, but it is best to copy the entire Sims folder just to ensure you transfer everything.

  5. 5

    Safely remove your external hard drive and plug it into your new computer.

  6. 6

    Install the Sims 2 onto the new computer if you have not already done so.

  7. 7

    Go to “My Documents” or \"Documents,\" and open the “EA Games” folder on your new computer.

  8. 8

    Replace the \"Sims2\" folder on you new computer with the one stored on your external hard drive.

  9. 9

    Start up the Sims 2 and load your neighbourhood. Your houses and families will be there intact, just as you left them.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use any external media, such as a thumb drive or CD, to transfer the saves, as long as it has enough space to hold the data.

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