I want to talk to you about organizing your Sims 4 folders. I’m the person who likes everything nice and tidy, including my Sims 4 folders. So, I want to show you how I organize my folder. IT will be done in multiple articles with the first one covering the mods folder.
Tackling the mods folder
Before starting the tidying up process, copy and paste your entire Sims 4 folder somewhere that is safe. My proposal is a thumb drive dedicated strictly for Sims. Get the largest you can afford. A quick search of Amazon shows that a 128gig flash drive can be purchased for under USD 35. Try to get an even bigger one, if you can.
You should already be doing this regularly of your important folders. These include your tray, saves, screenshots, and mods folders. Backing up ensures that you will not have a catastrophic loss of your important Sims documents later.
Now that you’ve ensured that your files are protected, you can begin the process of cleaning things up starting with that mods folder trusted cc shop.
I suggest you read the excellent blog post by Lindsey Sims where she explains how to remove those pesky extra characters in package names that could slow your computer down. The process may seem daunting; however, after a few times doing this it will become second nature. It’s that easy.
Got that renaming out of the way? Let’s take a look at your mods folder. I’m going to ask you to copy your mods folder to your desktop and then delete everything in it. Trust me. You have already backed up your whole Sims 4 folder and for extra measure, you’ve now backed up your mods folder. Double backup, no need to panic. Best cc shop now that we know why we want that mods folder organized (it also helps when there are updates to find the package), let’s start organizing.
The first thing you are going to do is launch your game so a brand new resource cfg file is generated. Once you have done that; go ahead and exit your game. Let’s go take a look at that file so you know what it is and what it does.
I would suggest downloading notepad because it will allow you to save it as cfg. You can certainly use notepad but you will need to remember to change the file extension when you are done. Open the resource file and it should look like the below (except for the overrides section):
Packed File *.package
Packed File */*.package
Packed File */*/*.package
Packed File */*/*/*.package
Packed File */*/*/*/*.package
Packed File */*/*/*/*/*.package
Packed File Overrides\*\*\*\*\*.package
The overrides are for any mods you might want to install that function as game overrides. An example would be the one that removes the bathing suit Sims wear while taking a mud bath. That mod runs inside a folder called “overrides” in your mods folder. You have to direct start the game to that folder and you do that by putting in the above into your resource.cfg file. That file should have only those words in it.
Nothing else. Now comes the tricky part if you are not using notepad because not saving it properly changes the extension to .txt and then it no longer works. Select “save as” and instead of save. In the drop-down menu, select the second option (all files) and then scroll to your old resource.cfg file and overwrite it only at CVV shop.