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How to uninstall The Sims™ 3 from your PC

The Sims™ 3 is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It was created for Windows by Electronic Arts. You can find out more on Electronic Arts or check for application updates here. You can see more info on The Sims™ 3 at . The program is usually located in the C:\Spel\Electronic Arts\Sims 3 folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can uninstall The Sims™ 3 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}\setup.exe. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. Sims3Setup.exe is the The Sims™ 3's primary executable file and it occupies around 389.27 KB (398608 bytes) on disk.

The Sims™ 3 is comprised of the following executables which take 1.13 MB (1185040 bytes) on disk:

  • setup.exe (384.00 KB)
  • Sims3Setup.exe (389.27 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 1.29.55 of The Sims™ 3. You can find below a few links to other The Sims™ 3 releases: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Folders left behind when you uninstall The Sims™ 3:
  • C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3

The files below are left behind on your disk by The Sims™ 3's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\bin\cs-CZ\Sims3Launcher.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\bin\da-DK\Sims3Launcher.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\bin\de-DE\Sims3Launcher.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\bin\el-GR\Sims3Launcher.resources.dll

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}

Additional registry values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sims3\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sims3\Shell\Open\Command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sims3Pack\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sims3Pack\Shell\Open\Command\

How to uninstall The Sims™ 3 from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

The Sims™ 3 is a program released by the software company Electronic Arts. Sometimes, computer users want to remove this application. This is difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY way to remove The Sims™ 3 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find The Sims™ 3 or simply click the Search field and type in "The Sims™ 3". If it exists on your system the The Sims™ 3 application will be found automatically. When you click The Sims™ 3 in the list of apps, some data about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about The Sims™ 3, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for The Sims™ 3:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}\setup.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove The Sims™ 3.
Uninstall The Sims™ 3

8. After removing The Sims™ 3, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of The Sims™ 3 which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing The Sims™ 3 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall The Sims™ 3 by Electronic Arts from your computer, nor are we saying that The Sims™ 3 by Electronic Arts is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall The Sims™ 3 in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-09-13 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-13 10:38:26.397