After years of downloading user objects and skins for The Sims, your computer may feel like it is ready to explode. The first step to be organized is planning. It's never too late to start organizing your downloads, it just may take a bit to get it done.
1. Setup a Folder SystemThe first thing you need to do to organize downloads, is create a folder system that you will directly download files into. I prefer saving downloads by the site. You could also organize by room.
2. Save an ImageThis step will require patience on your part, because it will disturb the fast action of clicking download after download. Each time you download an object or skin, be sure to save the preview image that is displayed on the site. Save the image with the download. This way, you will not have to hunt for a specific download. In Windows you can choose to have pictures shown in thumbnails.
We cannot predict when a disaster will come. Save yourself heartache and transfer you downloads to a CD (or DVD if you can). I've found numbering and dating each CD helpful. Whether you keep your downloads on your hard drive, depends on how the amount of space you have available.
I continue my filing method of saving downloads when I install objects. It is easier to clean out downloads this way and the folder system helps with the game's load time.
All downloads are incredible when we first download them. Sometimes downloads are disappointing looking in the game or we end up just never using them. Either way, the download is just using up space and making the game's load time slower.