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.SIMS3.BAD File Extension

File TypeThe Sims 3 Failed Game Save File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
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CategoryGame Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a SIMS3.BAD file?

File created by The Sims 3, a simulation program where you create and manage the lives of simulated persons, or "Sims;" contains corrupt game save data that was not saved properly and cannot be loaded.

More Information

If you have a SIMS3.BAD file, you can restore the game from your .SIMS3.BACKUP file.

  1. Copy the .SIMS3 (if you have one) and SIMS3.BACKUP files and paste them into another folder for backup purposes just in case you make an error.
  2. Go back to your "Saves" folder and delete the SIMS3.BAD and SIMS3 files that are corrupt and delete it.
  3. Remove the ".BACKUP" from your SIMS3.BACKUP file so that it looks exactly like the corrupt SIMS3.BAD file you just deleted.
  4. You are now able to load your game from the game menu.

Common SIMS3.BAD Filenames

[name of your game].sims3.bad - The filename created when you save your Sims 3 game but fails to save properly.

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Programs that open SIMS3.BAD files
Electronic Arts The Sims 3
Electronic Arts The Sims 3
Updated 12/30/2013

.SIMS3.BAD Extension Information

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