Any computer game for whatever reason can get bored sooner or later. Judging by the numerous reviews, a similar fate awaits the very popular Sims IV life simulator. In connection with this fact, the question arises, how to completely remove "Sims 4" from the computer?
For this purpose, you can use both the built-in Windows utilities and third-party software. However, residual files may remain in the registry. In the future, the computer littered with them will freeze and during the installation of any other game there will definitely be problems. You will learn more about how to completely remove Sims 4 from your computer in this article.
For those who do not know how to remove "Sims 4" from the computer completely, we can recommend the following steps. First, log in to the "Control Panel". There in the item "Installation and removal" you will find a simulator. Now you can remove it. Despite all the simplicityThis method, judging by the reviews, is not always effective. The fact is that the game itself may not be in the "Installation and removal" section. What to do in this case? How to remove "Sims 4" completely from the computer?
How to delete using software?
Before completely uninstalling The Sims 4, make sure you have CCleaner installed on your computer. If it is not there, then you will have to download it first. After it is downloaded to your personal computer, log into it. In the "Tools" section there is an item "Uninstall programs". There you will be given a list in which you are looking for the name "The Sims 4". Next, you need to click on it and select uninstall. As a result, the game simulator will be deleted from your computer.
How do I clean up leftover files?
Regardless of which uninstall method you choose, there may still be a few folders with files directly related to the game left on your computer. Therefore, you will have to remove them. Mostly their location is the system drive, namely the "Games" or "Program Files" folders. Often, many gamers upload downloaded games there.
How to uninstall "Sims 4" manually?
You will have to work in the registry of the editor. To access it, select "Run" from the "Start" menu. After that, a window should appear in which the regedit command fits. This must be done to open the registry. At this stage, its backup is createdcopy. Enter the "File" menu and select "Export". The location where you plan to save must be easily accessible so that you can easily find the file you need. Now in the registry you should use the search function. To do this, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press "F". Then enter "Sims 4" and click "Next". Next, the system will give you a folder containing several partition keys. Each one is removed. You can switch using the "F3" key. It may be that you accidentally delete the desired section. Therefore, the registry will have to be restored. This is done simply - the previously saved backup copy of the registry is launched and the merge is performed. After cleaning, the computer will have to be restarted.
Cleaning of unnecessary components
Many developers impose on players a lot of unnecessary add-ons and mods that take up a lot of disk space. To remove them without harming the simulator itself, you need to write the address of the game in the explorer window. Next, go to the root folder of the simulator and start deleting them. Directories that contain this or that addition begin with the letters "EP" and end with a two-digit code. For example, the additions "Seasons" appear as "EP05". Now and the list provided, you can choose what exactly you do not need and delete. At this stage, the folder to be uninstalled is selected and removed by simultaneously pressing two keys, namely "Shift" and "Del". The files in thisare deleted completely without getting into the trash.