Botched Sims 3 Install Taking Up Space

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  1. thesillypiggy macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I tried installing Sims 3 on my MBP but for some reason it stops at 569 out of 600 files so I force quitted and tried again and got the same results and force quitted subsequently too. I did that about 4 times. Sims 3 would put about 6 GB on your HD and I found out afterwards I had about 24 GB missing after that attempted installs. How can I remove that 24 GB?

    Running Snow Leopard btw.
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Just do a search for a folder referring to The Sims. You can do this by going to the Spotlight Menu or while in Finder, press the Command and F keys.
     
  3. thesillypiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did but all I got were the Sims 2 files (I have Sims 2 installed) The thing was the four times I tried, none of the installs for Sims 3 were fully completed. It's taking up space but I can't find where it is.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Your best bet would be uninstall The Sims and see if that gives you back the space. If it does, then reinstall.
     
  5. thesillypiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried uninstalling Sims 2 but it just gives me back the space that version took. The 24 GB was from Sims 3 and I can't find the files for Sims 3 anywhere so that I can get rid of it because the install never completed and I had to force quit.
     
  6. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    Try Disk Inventory X, it should help you find where all the space is being used.
     
  7. thesillypiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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