Sims 4 Saves Location: Where and How to Find It

Updated by Jean on Dec 21, 2022
  | Computer Instruction

In October 2022, EA announced that Sims 4 would be officially available for free download. This move has led Sims 4 to pour in a large number of new players to explore this prestigious simulation game, create exclusive sims, and control sims to complete a series of rich life tracks.

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For these new players, it is important to know the Sims 4 saves location. When you play Sims 4, the game may suddenly freeze, a bug may appear in Mods, or you may want to load a previous save. When the above problems occur, finding Sims files is a prerequisite for solving the difficulties. This article will provide a comprehensive tutorial to help you find your Sims 4 file location.

Here are more articles about Sims 4 you can read:

Where is Sims 4 Saves Default Location

If you are a PC game player, whether you use Steam or Origin to download Sims 4, Sims 4 saves files have a default location. The following is the Sims 4 file location for Windows and Mac systems.

Windows: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\saves

Open File Explorer and follow the above path to find the corresponding file.

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Mac: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\saves

Open Finder and follow the above path to find the corresponding file.

How to Find Sims 4 Saves Actual Location

Although Sims 4 saves will save in the default location in most cases, some players find the folder empty when navigating to the default path. What's going on here?

Why the Sims 4 Saves Folder Empty

If your Sims 4 saves folder is empty, the most likely thing is that your computer synced Sims 4 files to the cloud space. If you are a Windows user, please check OneDrive; if you are a Mac user, please check iCloud Drive.

Find the Sims 4 saves in cloud space, and put them back to the default location, then Sims 4 can run normally.

But if you can’t find the Sims 4 files in the cloud, don’t worry. We offer you 2 ways to find Sims 4 saves actual location.

2 Ways to Find Sims 4 Saves Actual Location

There are 2 methods to find Sims 4 saves actual location.

Check Load Game

Step 1. Launch Sims 4 and hit the Load Game button on the right menu bar

Step 2. Move your mouse to the Round button and the Sims 4 saves file path will appear

sims 4 saves file path

Step 3. Now hit the Round button to copy the file location and find them on File Explorer or Finder

Check Screen Capture

Step 1. Launch Sims 4 and hit the Options button on the right menu bar

Step 2. Select the Screen Capture on the pop-up window and you can see the Sims 4 saves file path here

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Step 3. Now follow the path to find your Sim 4 file location with File Explorer or Finder

How to Backup Sims 4 Saves File

According to the above methods, you should be able to find the file location of Sims 4 quickly. However, due to the common fault of PC games, your game data will often encounter risks. So we highly recommend that you back up your game files to establish a security barrier for your Sims 4. EaseUS Todo Backup Home is exactly the professional Backup software you need.

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For game players, EaseUS Todo Backup Home is the best helper for backing up PC game saves. If you use EaseUS Todo Backup Home to back up Sims 4 files, you can get these benefits:

Scheduled Backup Plan

  • EaseUS Todo Backup Home can automatically back up your game data according to the backup cycle you set. 

Free Cloud Storage

  • EaseUS Todo Backup Home offers 250 GB of free Cloud space for you to store your Sims 4 files.

Rich Backup Modes

  • Here are 3 types of backup modes you can choose from full backup, differential backup and incremental backup. It allows you to update the game saves or the mods file without having to back up new files repeatedly. EaseUS Todo Backup can automatically identify changes in file contents and help you update the backed-up files to the latest status.

Now please follow the detailed tutorial below, and learn how to backup Sims 4 files easily.

Step 1. Click "Select backup contents" to initiate a backup.

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Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

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Step 3. Local and network files will be displayed on the left side. You may extend the directory to choose which files to back up.

File backup

Step 4. Select the location where you want to store the backup by following the on-screen instructions.

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Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with a password in "Backup Options," and to setup a backup schedule and choose to initiate a backup at a certain event in "Backup Scheme." There are a variety of other customization options available for the backup process.

Backup options

Step 5. You may save the backup to a local disk, EaseUS' online service, or a NAS.

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Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables customers to back up data to a third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to a third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add your account, and then log in.

Backup to cloud
You can also save backups to EaseUS's cloud storage service. Sign up for an EaseUS Account and log in after clicking EaseUS Cloud.

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Step 7. To begin backup, click "Backup Now" Once the backup process has been finished, it will be shown as a card on the panel's left side. To further manage a backup job, right-click it.

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After reading this article, you can easily find the Sims 4 saves location. Even if you find that the Sims 4 folder is empty, we also provide you with 2 ways to find its actual file location. However, to prevent your game data from being destroyed in any form, please use EaseUS Todo Backup Home to back up Sims 4 files in an all-around way.

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1. Are Sims saved locally?

Yes, Sims saved locally. The Sims 4 files are both saved on your hard drives. Only in this way can your game run normally and read your game data.

2. Why did all my Sims 4 saves disappear?

This is probably because your Sims 4 files have been moved to the cloud space. You can go to OneDrive or iCloud to find out whether there are relevant files, or follow the 2 methods below to find the saves location in the game directly.

Method 1. Hit the Load Game option, and check the saves location information.

Method 2. Hit the Options button and select the Screen Capture option, you can see the actual file location here.

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