.SIMS3.BAD File Extension
File TypeThe Sims 3 Failed Game Save File
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.
If you have a SIMS3.BAD file, you can restore the game from your .SIMS3.BACKUP file.
- 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.
- Go back to your "Saves" folder and delete the SIMS3.BAD and SIMS3 files that are corrupt and delete it.
- Remove the ".BACKUP" from your SIMS3.BACKUP file so that it looks exactly like the corrupt SIMS3.BAD file you just deleted.
- You are now able to load your game from the game menu.
[name of your game].sims3.bad - The filename created when you save your Sims 3 game but fails to save properly.