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How to Organize Your CC and Mods Using Sims 4 Studio!

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Hello, fellow simmers! In this tutorial, we'll be talking about something extremely important: organization. I bet most of y'all live's pretty organized, your stuff is probably sorted a certain way so it's functional or easy for you to find and use, that kind of thing. But I tell by experience: the Mods folder of pretty much everyone is complete chaos right now. And if it's not, it has been in the (recent) past. So, for those of y'all who are lost and don't know where to begin cleaning the mess, worry no more. Today I present to you an easy solution in three simple steps, and all you need is Sims 4 Studio and some patience. Let's de-clutter! 1. Gathering your tools Download Sims 4 Studio here: https://simsdom.net/downloads/275973/sims-4-studio-windows-mac-sims4 Follow the download and installation instructions from the download page. Once you've installed the program, run it. Sims 4 Studio should recognize your game right away, but if it doesn't, go to SettingsSims 4 Pathfind the folder where your game is installed. You may also need to select the game folder in Documents, in Sims 4 Documents.
The program will load your game with all the extensions. Once it's finished, insert your Creator Name and you're all set.
2. Cleaning the mess Now it's time to start the cleaning process. In Sims 4 Studio, click My CC.
Once it loads all your CC, you'll have a window like this:
In this sidebar, you'll see your Mods folder with all your CC inside.
You can click the little arrows to reveal the folders' content. As you can see, I have some CC to sort here, even tho my folders are already organized. This is the new CC I downloaded recently and didn't have the time to sort them into the right folders.
Click the .package files one by one. You'll see them on the right panel:
Here comes the patience part I talked about earlier. You'll need to go through everything you have. Check every file, if they're broken, hit that Delete button. This is how broken CC usually looks like:
When you hit the delete button, you'll receive a confirmation message:
Click Yes and move on to the next CC. Do this until you have cleaned your Mods folder from any unwanted content. It may take some time, but trust me, it's worth it! 3. The organization is the key Think of how you want to sort your CC. I've got a simple system in which I use red folders for mods with script files and regular ones for custom content. These always stay at the top because I've included a # before their names, so it's easier to find them.
Using the red folders for script mods also works as a reminder to always be careful when installing, modifying, or removing them! Try to make your script mod folders somehow different from the CC ones, so you'll never forget that those cannot have subfolders, for example. Inside my CC folders, I usually sort the items by category. My #Build folder, for example, has several subfolders, each one containing an object category.
And since my root folder is set to accept CC up to five folders deep, some of those categories are split into subcategories with their own subfolders:
If you have no idea of how to set your Mods folder to accept up to five subfolders, please read this: https://simsdom.net/en/tutorial/downloading-installing-and-activating-mods-and-custom-content-in-the-sims-4-1987 Create your own system or copy mine, if you wish. The way you do it really doesn't matter that much as long as you can sort all your CC in a way that makes sense to you. A good idea is to copy the game's sorting system, it's not too complicated and you'll always know where to find things since that's how they're categorized inside The Sims 4 too! Carefully move everything into the right folders. If you're not sure of what some objects are and don't know how to categorize them, open them in Sims 4 Studio and find the Tags tab. There you will find the object category and you can see exactly what function they have in the game.
With this, I'm sure you'll be able to sort and organize all your CC effectively. Now every time you download new CC, all you have to do is copy and paste them inside the appropriate folders. No more messy Mods directory! You'll find out that with your folders organized, it's so much easier to find and replace broken CC. You'll always know where to find everything! I'm dead serious about it – I've had to download a "broken" CC to show you how they appear in Sims 4 Studio because I didn't have any in my game. It's like magic! Now go ahead and Marie Kondo the hell out of that Mods folder! If you liked this tutorial, be sure to hit the "helped me" button below. Happy simming!
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Thank you so much for this. I have S4S I use it to batch fix, but I never thought of using it to organize my mods folder, I am so glad I found this tutorial. Thanks again!
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