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I have created cities for 3 city sizes, and I want to make it so that every city in the region is the same (corresponding to each city size).

Import removes the city from it's original place, but I want to copy it from another city while keeping that particular area intact.

You can copy/paste the city files into the Regions/Downloads folder and then import from there in the game following the Import procedure. This will allow you to keep the originals where they were.

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I have created cities for 3 city sizes, and I want to make it so that every city in the region is the same (corresponding to each city size).

Import removes the city from it's original place, but I want to copy it from another city while keeping that particular area intact.

You can copy/paste the city files into the Regions/Downloads folder and then import from there in the game following the Import procedure. This will allow you to keep the originals where they were.

It might also be worth a try to protect the cities from being deleted by the import procedure. In the Downloads folder, try marking the files read only, and if possible, system file.

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  • I have created cities for 3 city sizes, and I want to make it so that every city in the region is the same (corresponding to each city size).

    Import removes the city from it's original place, but I want to copy it from another city while keeping that particular area intact.

    You can copy/paste the city files into the Regions/Downloads folder and then import from there in the game following the Import procedure. This will allow you to keep the originals where they were.

    Didn't seem to work. It disappears from the folder.

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    I have created cities for 3 city sizes, and I want to make it so that every city in the region is the same (corresponding to each city size).

    Import removes the city from it's original place, but I want to copy it from another city while keeping that particular area intact.

    You can copy/paste the city files into the Regions/Downloads folder and then import from there in the game following the Import procedure. This will allow you to keep the originals where they were.

    Didn't seem to work. It disappears from the folder.

    you must choose same city size like small, medium or large. if the city you want to copy is medium and you chooose large city you will NOT find it in download folder!

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    Didn't seem to work. It disappears from the folder.

    If you mean the file is gone from the Downloads after importing, then yes, it will be. That is the purpose of using the Downloads folder. You don't have to import from another region and lose the file. There is no reason to keep files in the Downloads folder once you have imported all you want.

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    This makes multi-copying the same city a real nuisance. Too bad you can't prevent the game from doing a move rather than a copy, but it is an API call, and unless you can find a way to freeze the file, it will be a lot of work.

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