If your saved game is not showing in the main menu of the Sims 3, your save file may have been corrupted or lost. There are several technical issues in the Sims 3 that can cause saved games to be lost or corrupted, but you might be able to get your game back.
First, quit The Sims 3 and close the Launcher, then check your saved games folder by going to Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 > Saves
You should see a list of subfolders for each of your saved games. There will be two folders for each saved game. If your saved game is called “Sunset Valley” you should see a subfolder named “Sunset Valley.sims3” and another one named “Sunset Valley.sims3.backup” If you see “Sunset Valley.sims3.bad” it means the saved game has been corrupted.
To restore a saved game that has been corrupted, delete the “.sims3” and “.sims3.bad” subfolders and rename the “.sims3.backup” folder to “.sims3” (if the folder was “Sunset Valley.sims3.backup” rename it to “Sunset Valley.sims3”). Then start your game and try to load the restored saved game. You may lose some of the progress you had made in your game.
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