The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Tutorial: Deleting Cache Files

You may have noticed that the more you play The Sims 4, the longer your loading screens will last.

This issue is caused by Cache Files collecting as you progress through the game. These files serve it’s purpose as a faster way of loading in-game thumbnails (such as families, houses etc.) and they are created each time you load something ”new”.

As you add more custom content and mods for the game, you’ll notice that your Cache Files are getting bigger.

Luckily, these Cache Files can be deleted.

To do so, open your Documents folder (or a folder where your The Sims 4 Save Game folder is), Electronic Arts > The Sims 4. There’ you’ll find a folder called ”cache” and a file named localthumbcache.


Feel free to delete the localthumbcache file!

When it comes to the cache folder, open it and delete everything that’s inside of it *except* the FileCache.cfg file!


You’ll immediately notice how your game loads much more smooth and faster.

I advise that you delete cache files every 5-7 days (especially after you download/remove custom content).

For more information about Cache files, visit Crinrict’s post!

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