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
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:
- Open up Finder
- Click Documents on the left hand side of the Finder window
- Go through the following folders:
The Sims 4>
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:
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:
- Opening up Finder
Gon your keyboard
~/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Modsinto the text field
- Then clicking
Goto be taken to your Mods 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
%UserProfile%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Screenshots into the address bar at the top and hit
ENTER on your keyboard:
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.