How do I Uninstall Sims from my Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

To uninstall Sims from your Mac, you will need to follow a few steps. Here is a detailed guide to help you through the process:

1. Open a Finder window by clicking on the Finder icon in your dock or by pressing Command + N.

2. In the Finder window, click on your Home/User folder. This folder is represented by a house icon.

3. Inside your Home folder, locate and open the Library folder. Note that this is the Library folder within your user directory, not the system Library folder.

4. Within the Library folder, find and open the Preferences folder. This is where the Sims preferences files are stored.

5. Look for a folder named “Cider Preferences” and delete it if it exists. This folder is associated with the Cider technology used by Sims and can sometimes cause issues during uninstallation or reinstallation.

6. Next, locate and delete “The Sims 3 Preferences” folder. This folder contains the preferences specific to your Sims 3 game.

7. Check for any files that have “Transgaming” in the name within the Preferences folder and delete them as well. Transgaming is the company that developed Cider, and these files might be related to the Sims installation.

8. Once you have deleted these folders and files, you can empty the trash to permanently remove them from your system.

It’s important to note that these steps will only remove the preferences and associated files for Sims 3. If you want to completely uninstall the game from your Mac, there might be additional steps to follow.

If you have installed the game through an installer or using a digital distribution platform like Steam, you might need to use their respective uninstallation methods. For example, if you installed Sims 3 through Steam, you would need to open the Steam application, go to your Library, right-click on Sims 3, and select “Delete Local Content.”

If you have any saved game data or custom content that you want to keep, make sure to back them up before uninstalling the game. Saved game data is usually located in a separate folder within your user directory, and custom content can be found in the Sims 3 installation folder.

I hope this guide helps you uninstall Sims 3 from your Mac successfully. If you have any further questions or need more assistance, feel free to ask!