Game Help:Sims 3 Delete Cache Files
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Refresh caches and thumbnails
These are temporary files that are saved by the game to make loading certain information faster. If these files have incorrect or corrupted data, it may prevent your game from loading. The game will regenerate fresh copies of these files each time it loads, so deleting them is perfectly safe, and it's normal for them to reappear.
The Manual Way
Do the first and then, test. If that doesn't work, carry on with the second, and then test, and so on.
If you have installed remove CAS parts that appear in Create-A-Sim CasPartCache.package New objects that would appear in Buy/Build mode compositorCache.package Mods or Hacks scriptCache.package New Sims, default skins simCompositorCache.package
Optional, for Windows only - do NOT do this on a Mac.
Don't worry if you don't have a WorldCaches folder, or if it's empty - some people have WorldCaches and some don't - it just means that you do not have Riverview, other new worlds, or the new Create-a-World tool installed.
OS X users, please read this post on why this is a bad thing.