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national_swimmer

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Hi,

I recently opened a 'savegame' file using notepad. I now find out that i cannot get it to play properly. I realize that i have to change it back to what it was originally, however i am unable to do this. I need to change it back to Windows Shell Commor/Common.

I have downloaded a program called 'Unassociate File Types' however i am not very clever and i don't really know what to get rid of.

Thanks for any help i receive,
Maisie
 

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The file association doesn't matter for the game, the game will use the file regardless of the Windows association. However you probably changed and saved the file and it's no longer usable by that game. Unless you have a backup of the original untouched file you may have lost the ability to use that save point for the game.
 

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And what happens when you replace the current file with the backed up file?
 

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You don't play the file directly. What game does this file belong to, what error do you get when you try to load that save point in the game? More details are required.
 

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Ok. It is a savegame for The Sims 3 game. I was experimenting and i opened it in Notepad. I then realized that when i went to play the game, i could not get it to play. It came up saying 'There was a serious error while loading the file.' And also said 'we strongly recommend that you restart the application.'
 

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Ok, so do not use that save point and start a new game or use a different save. I haven't used Sims 3 in a long time so I do not know the exact file you corrupted.
 

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Apparently i can change it back to the file type it was originally.
Do you know how to use an 'Unassociate File Types' program?
 

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What happens if you create a new neighbourhood?
 
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File associations are not your problem. You actually changed the filename. Notepad, by default, adds ".txt" to the end of any file it saves. If your filename was "savegame.cfg," it will not probably be "savegame.cfg.txt." If you look at the file, and it has a notepad icon, that is the give-away. If you unhide filename extensions, you will see what I mean.

The trick is to enclose the filename in quotes when saving. The quotes won't be included in the saved name.
 
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