File Extension Library

.SIM File Extension

  • Developer by: Valve
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SIM file?

.SIM file extension is created by Valve. .SIM has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .SIM file is Binary.

.SIM is Steam Game Backup Information File

Backup information file used by Steam's backup service, which allows users to backup and restore games using DVDs or other external media; contains settings and other information for the backup, along with a corresponding .SIS file.

SIM files are used to restore a backup from .SID game data files.

List of all softwares that can open the Steam Game Backup Information File
Valve Steam
File Type 2 The Sims 3 Sim File
Developer by: Electronic Arts Category: Data Files

A SIM file contains a "Sim", which is a virtual person created for The Sims 3, an open-ended life simulation game. It stores information about a pre-made or custom Sim person, which includes his or her personality and appearance. SIM files are typically used for sharing with other users and for backing up Sims persons.

The .SIM file is one of three main file types, along with .PACKAGE and .SIMS3PACK, used in The Sims 3 to contain custom content. SIM files are typically compressed in a .ZIP or .RAR file and need to be decompressed before being installed. There are many programs available to extract archives, such as Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip, and PeaZip. After you extract the SIM file from the ZIP or RAR file using a decompression program, place the file in the following directory:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • macOS: /Users/[username]/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims

NOTE: If there is no "SavedSims" folder, you can create one.

List of all softwares that can open the The Sims 3 Sim File
Electronic Arts The Sims 3
Electronic Arts The Sims 3
File Type 3 SAP Tutor File
Developer by: SAP Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Tutorial created by SAP Tutor, a program used to record, edit, and play interactive self-learning units; contains a lesson, which may include screenshot images, text instructions, and assessment questions; used to train employees how to operate software programs.

SIM files may be played back using the SAP Tutor Player, which is bundled with the SAP Tutor package or available as a standalone program.

NOTE: The size of SIM files may vary depending on how many screenshot images are included in the tutorial.

File Type 4 Aurora Image
Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Graphic created or saved in the Aurora image format.

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How to Open .SIM file on different platforms

Open .SIM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SIM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SIM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SIM files" Press "Ok"

Open .SIM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SIM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SIM File on Linux

Right click on the .SIM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SIM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SIM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SIM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SIM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SIM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SIM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SIM file format
  2. You need to check the .SIM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)