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Uninstall single packs

Introduction

Sims 4 doesn’t have a possibility to uninstall packs separately. Origin makes you uninstall the whole game and then choose what pack you want to install on reinstalling. The more packs, the more inconvenient this gets.

Some packs show up individually in the Windows Add/Remove Programs dialog. It might be possible to uninstall those separately. It’s probably a bug though.

Steps

There are two possibilities to uninstall packs and one to disable them. If you just disable them the packs will still be on your hard drive but not appear in your game while uninstalling removes them from your computer completely. If you decide to uninstall, it’s very important to know that Origin like to just reinstall them whenever you patch or repair the game. It’s best to turn off automatic updates. That seems to help.

To prevent this you need to remove them from the download queue.

To make sure all your save games don’t get lost, create a backup before proceeding.

Right-click on the base game in Origin and choose Uninstall. This will uninstall the base game and all packs. After that reinstall the base game and only the packs you want. Remove any unwanted ones from the download queue if Origin decides to queue them anyways.

Expansion Packs

  • 03/31/2015: EP01 - Get To Work
    * Runs with Legacy Edition
  • 12/08/2015: EP02 - Get Together
    * Runs with Legacy Edition
  • 11/01/2016: EP03 - City Living
    * Runs with Legacy Edition
  • 11/10/2017: EP04 - Cats & Dogs
    ** Not supported for Legacy Edition
  • 06/22/2018: EP05 - Seasons
    ** Not supported for Legacy Edition
  • 11/16/2018: EP06 - Get Famous
    ** Not supported for Legacy Edition
  • 06/21/2019: EP07 - Island Living
    ** Not supported for Legacy Edition
  • 11/15/2019: EP08 - Discover University
    *** Doesn't run with Legacy Edition
  • 06/05/2020: EP09 - Eco Lifestyle
    *** Doesn't run with Legacy Edition
  • 11/13/2020: EP10 - Snowy Escape
    *** Doesn't run with Legacy Edition

Game Packs

Stuff Packs

Kits

Extra Content

The unsupported method is to just delete the files of the pack through your file system. This is done at your own risk. Personally I haven’t been had any issues doing this.

You need to delete the following folders and it’s content:

  • <Installation folder>\The Sims 4\YYxx (YY = Type of pack, like EP for expansions, xx = Number of the the pack)
  • <Installation folder>\The Sims 4\Delta\YYxx (YY = Type of pack, like EP for expansions, xx = Number of the the pack)

If you have any issues afterwards please repair the game through Origin. Make sure the packs you don’t want don’t get reinstalled when you do.

All details can be found here: Disable Single Packs