Sims 4

Save File Location, Mods Folder, Screenshot Folder

Sims 4 is the latest edition in the Sims series, following the success of its predecessors, and was released on 2nd September 2014. The game provides players with the ability to create ‘sims’ families, with updated features, and either put these into a pre-created house, or design and build their houses from scratch. They can then control the lives of their sims, ensuring that they have enough food, water and sleep to fulfill their needs, but also allow them to take part in miscellaneous activities such as dancing, playing video games and exercise. Players can build up to the creation an entire Sim town, through not only the development of these houses, but also through designing public areas for their Sims to visits such as swimming pools and bars.

Sims 4 is most famously know for its gameplay on Microsoft Windows, however, it is also available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Macintosh operating systems. Like the other Sims games, it has received fairly good reviews from fans, with it being praised for its real to life simulation and Sim interactivity.

The game was developed by Maxis, also known for the development of the popular SimCity game, and was published by Electronic Arts. The game offers a number of DLCs, such as ‘fitness stuff’, ‘cats and dogs’ and Toddler stuff’, but Sims 4 itself has had over 30 million downloads by players.

Save Files Location

If you ever want to back up or transfer your Sims 4 saves, you'll need to know where they're located on your computer. See help for your operating system below.


On Windows, Sims 4 save files are located in the following folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\saves

You can open that by pasting it into your File Explorer address bar and hitting ENTER:

Sims 4 save files folder on Windows


Your Sims 4 save files on Mac are located at the following path:

~/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/saves

To access that, all you need to do is:

  1. Open up Finder
  2. Click Documents on the left hand side of the Finder window
  3. Go through the following folders: Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > saves

Mods Folder

Sims 4 is a great game. With mods, it becomes an amazing game. You may wish to access you mods folder to install mods, delete them, or change their files (e.g. settings). Thankfully, they're very easy to locate: see how to do so on your device below.


Windows editions of Sims 4 save mods in this folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods

Just paste the above path into the address bar at the top of File Explorer and hit ENTER to go to it:

Sims 4 mods folder path on Windows


If you're playing Sims 4 on a Mac computer, your mods should go in this folder:

~/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods

You can go to that folder by:

  1. Opening up Finder
  2. Pressing COMMAND + SHIFT + G on your keyboard
  3. Pasting ~/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods into the text field
  4. Then clicking Go to be taken to your Mods folder!

Screenshot Folder

In Sims 4, you can quickly take a screenshot that will be saved to your computer by pressing the C key. Where will it go, you ask? Well, that's what Save Location is here for! Find out where screenshots are saved on your operating system below.


On Windows, your Sims 4 screenshots go into this folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Screenshots

To open that path:

Open a File Explorer window (right click your start menu button in the bottom left and click File Explorer).

Paste %UserProfile%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Screenshots into the address bar at the top and hit ENTER on your keyboard:

Sims 4 screenshot folder on Windows

That's it! You'll now be in your screenshots folder.


On a Mac, your screenshots taken with the C key in Sims 4 will be saved in this directory:

~/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Screenshots

To access that folder, open up a Finder window. Click Documents on the left hand side. Go into the Electronic Arts folder, then the The Sims 4 folder, and finally the Screenshots folder, which is where your screenshots will be safely stored.