Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Our Cut-Out Faces Megapack is the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available. All players are available in the default cut-out style. When you download our Cut-Out Faces Megapack, you'll receive over 450,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.07 - Released on 15 Apr 2024
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

1. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Steam on Windows?

Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same.  You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

 

This is what the MP folder should look like for the respective version of FM you're using:


Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders. 

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


2. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using a Mac OS?

From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x -> graphics’ (create the last folder if necessary

 

Anything beyond this path line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


3. I don’t want to have the megapack in the default user data folder – can I place it elsewhere and how would I do so?

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.

 


4. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Gamepass?

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder - point 4 above does not and can not apply to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never downloaded the pack before, you should just download the larger "complete pack".

If you're not a premium member, it is recommended that you download the base megapack via torrent by going to our cut-out megapack download page. After which, you should then download all the update packs released to date and apply them chronologically.

If you're a premium member, just download the most recent complete pack.

If you already have a version of our Cut-Out Faces Megapack installed, then click "Download Latest Changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updates we've released since you've last downloaded a file. Simply download any you might have missed, starting with the oldest.
Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same. You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

This is what the MP folder should look like:
https://i.imgur.com/85lGeDc.png

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x’

Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.
If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)
The torrent file includes the base megapack uploaded just before that year’s FM version is released. Any and all subsequent update packs are to be downloaded separately.
For those who have never used torrents, in the vast majority of cases, it's just a question of downloading the client program (a small file, less than 1MB) and then downloading the megapack torrent file (a tiny file, around 20k) and then letting the program do the job.

Torrent files need a torrent client to be downloaded. I personally use µTorrent but other common clients are BitTorrent, Vuze and Deluge. For those using torrents for the first time, here is a general walk-through on how to download torrents and a specific guide for µTorrent.

Be aware that it will take a substantial amount of time to download the file due to its sheer size and that other people depend on you hosting the file to get it so please leave your torrent client on after you have fully downloaded it. The etiquette is generally accepted to be to upload as much as you download, although this might not always be possible. The older the torrent file, the less likely it is that there will still be users seeding it.
You need to copy and overwrite the faces and the new config file from the update pack into the faces folder and follow the same procedure for the iconfaces folder.

If done correctly, you should be asked if you want to overwrite files – accept. You should have one folder for faces and another folder for iconfaces, and no sub-folder whatsoever in them.

These steps are to be repeated for every update pack downloaded, and they are to be installed chronologically.
Please report this so that they can be reuploaded.
Extracting the file will take a while, but it shouldn't take the hours and hours that the program extracting will sometimes say it will. To speed it up, it is recommended that you have as few programs running as possible so that the system can dedicate as many resources to the extraction as it possibly can.

Secondly, for files as large as this, the calculation of the extraction time will be wildly incorrect at the start. After a while, it'll show a more realistic timeframe, which shouldn't be more than an hour or two if you have a good setup and few programs running at the same time.
You might have a poor internet connection or your browser might have some extensions which interrupt this download. Having loads of downloads ongoing and/or streaming may also de-prioritise this download.

Try using Google Chrome in incognito mode (or the equivalent mode for other browsers) and you should be able to resume the download from the point it was interrupted, if that happens.
This download has two folders: one is the faces folder which contains the cut-outs which should be displayed on this screen. There is also a file titled config.xml which tells the game which images to assign to which person. The other folder is the iconfaces folder which contains the smaller images displayed near a person's name on the menu which comes up when you right-click on them, and also includes a different config file for this folder.

The likelihood is that you've put the iconfaces in the faces folder, or used the wrong config file for each folder. As a result, the smaller images (in 25x18) are being upscaled to be displayed in the person's profile, hence the blurring. Re-install the update pack again, making sure you put the contents of each folder in the right place.
The most recent update pack will include the most recent config file, so you can choose to download it and use it from there.

Alternatively, you can download fmXML and generate a config yourself. There's a video on YouTube on how to use it but it's really easy and the instructions are quite straight-forward.
Down the years, after an update pack was released, it was noted that some images included therein where of the wrong person, with a wrong extension or duplicated. Due to the way the download system is structured, these cannot be removed from the download, so there may well be a couple of hundred images’ worth of difference, depending on the version you download.
Our megapack covers 25,000 teams and it's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since players and staff get transferred or sacked or retire etc and recreating and reuploading 25,000 different smaller packs would be an impossible task. That's why we have all the images in a megapack so that everything is captured therein.
These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that they only appear in your save-game because they were added via a custom file, generally the real name fix file. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

To get them to show, you should individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).
Kirk Fox
1 month ago
1 week ago
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By mons 28 February 2024 - 08:50 AM UTC 

Strange that if it's the first instance of files you have - shouldn't ask you to replace files.

 

Should be fine to say yes, however.

 

Most definitely is my first instance of files due to the fact I started playing today. I went ahead already and said “yes to all” seeing how there was more than a few. Everything turned out how it should be though, and I'm loving the game so far. Thank you for your response anyhow.

Empareus
2 months ago
2 weeks ago
15

I've tried reloading the faces, making my own, using different websites but none of them work. Yes, I've obviously reloaded the skin and deactivated the game cache thing but they just wont work, they keep appearing as black faces on FM24 still. Logopack works brilliantly but faces are the issue.
I've had no issues with:
Tactics
Logos
Trophies
Kits
Leagues
I did used to have Faces working but I uninstalled them because I wasn't using FM.

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Empareus 29 February 2024 - 05:22 AM UTC 

I've tried reloading the faces, making my own, using different websites but none of them work. Yes, I've obviously reloaded the skin and deactivated the game cache thing but they just wont work, they keep appearing as black faces on FM24 still. Logopack works brilliantly but faces are the issue.
I've had no issues with:
Tactics
Logos
Trophies
Kits
Leagues
I did used to have Faces working but I uninstalled them because I wasn't using FM.

 

You haven't downloaded the full megapack. You should have over 450,000 and you have slightly over a third of that. It might well be that you don't even have a config file in there too, but I can't tell from those screenshots.

Bruno434
14 years ago
6 days ago
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Hello Ajax faces not showing up thank you for your help

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Bruno434 02 March 2024 - 14:58 PM UTC 

Hello Ajax faces not showing up thank you for your help

 

Read the FAQ 👍

GaNgSta LoVe
11 years ago
4 days ago
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The picture does not appear on the profile

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By GaNgSta LoVe 04 March 2024 - 20:38 PM UTC 

The picture does not appear on the profile

 

Download and apply the real name fix.

s15ynwa
9 years ago
1 day ago
53

Hi
I have little bug.  I have all updates etc. but i have wrong face for Francesco Camarda - AC Milan Most prospect. ID2002042736
I have only transfer update on this page. nothing else. 

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
86,000
By s15ynwa 07 March 2024 - 17:41 PM UTC 

Hi
I have little bug.  I have all updates etc. but i have wrong face for Francesco Camarda - AC Milan Most prospect. ID2002042736
I have only transfer update on this page. nothing else. 

 

That player isn't in the default database as far as I can tell, so he can't be part of the megapack.

johnmykonostsft
1 month ago
3 weeks ago
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ive tried to download it 3 times now (and my internet is slow so it takes a couple hours) and everytime it stops the download and says that its not approved?im using the instant download,not the torrent.

 

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
9

Good Evening, I recently downloaded the cut-out face pack, and followed the steps, all the way to the ‘reload skin’ and unticking the caching. I reloaded the game, and now have no faces whatsoever in my game. Any suggestions where I may have gone wrong? 

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
86,000
By Boksic11 11 March 2024 - 19:27 PM UTC 

Good Evening, I recently downloaded the cut-out face pack, and followed the steps, all the way to the ‘reload skin’ and unticking the caching. I reloaded the game, and now have no faces whatsoever in my game. Any suggestions where I may have gone wrong? 

 

When you say you have no faces, do you mean you have a blank space where the cuts should be or do you see the silhouette in that place?

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By mons 12 March 2024 - 06:17 AM UTC 

When you say you have no faces, do you mean you have a blank space where the cuts should be or do you see the silhouette in that place?

 

Just a blank space, not even a silhouette anymore

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Boksic11 12 March 2024 - 07:41 AM UTC 

Just a blank space, not even a silhouette anymore

 

That means you've either messed up the installation process somehow or not downloaded the full megapack.

 

You should have one folder which contains all the faces and another which includes all the iconfaces. If you have sub-folders somewhere, what you're experiencing is what will happen. Here's a video on how to install update packs:

 

 

If the above doesn't help you identify the situation, please provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder.

fieldsy
17 years ago
1 week ago
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I have downloaded the megapack as I have a new laptop - previously had the megapack on my old laptop.

 

I have a Victus 16BG I512th Gen laptop and unzipping the files is taking seriously long - I mean after 3 hours, it hasnt even gone over 0%.  I know this can take some time but it is not even moving a little bit! Is there any tips to get this going or a faster way of extracting the files?  I have made sure no other programs are running etc

Tim Lettiero
1 month ago
1 month ago
9

Downloaded the cut out facepack torrent version to avoid all 13 parts, downloaded and unzipped it fine but for whatever reason only like 2500 faces are showing, any idea why? I'm on Mac btw

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By mons 12 March 2024 - 09:14 AM UTC 

That means you've either messed up the installation process somehow or not downloaded the full megapack.

 

You should have one folder which contains all the faces and another which includes all the iconfaces. If you have sub-folders somewhere, what you're experiencing is what will happen. Here's a video on how to install update packs:

 

 

If the above doesn't help you identify the situation, please provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder.

Cheers for the response. It created a sub-folder in graphics, called sortitoutsi. Inside this was the faces and icon faces folder, but it wouldn’t allow me to move these folders from there. Gave up and deleted everything, and the games original faces returned instead of the empty spaces.

Decided to follow the guide video above. Downloaded the files againand tried to extract them to the graphics folder. Now I’m getting ‘An unexpected error is preventing the archive from being extracted’ I give up now, and my little lad is very disappointed in me🙈

 

Tim Lettiero
1 month ago
1 month ago
9

Hey fellas, I am on Mac and am attempting to download the torrent file instead of all the separate ones. Used qBittorrent and the unzipped it as normal but when I loaded into the game and reset the skin no faces popped up. Went and checked the file and for whatever reason theres in like 2500 faces in the actual folder, any idea why and any tips to help fix this?

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Tim Lettiero 16 March 2024 - 00:19 AM UTC 

Hey fellas, I am on Mac and am attempting to download the torrent file instead of all the separate ones. Used qBittorrent and the unzipped it as normal but when I loaded into the game and reset the skin no faces popped up. Went and checked the file and for whatever reason theres in like 2500 faces in the actual folder, any idea why and any tips to help fix this?

 

You either did not download the full file, or you didn't extract it properly. Try Winrar to extract the file you've downloaded.

Tim Lettiero
1 month ago
1 month ago
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By mons 16 March 2024 - 09:17 AM UTC 

You either did not download the full file, or you didn't extract it properly. Try Winrar to extract the file you've downloaded.

 

Alright so that worked but now the update files are giving me issues. Do I maybe have those in the wrong folder? Do I need all of them or just the newest one and having all of them is what's bugging it out? For reference I have each update file downloaded into the faces folder just like I have the main pack.

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Tim Lettiero 16 March 2024 - 21:05 PM UTC 

Alright so that worked but now the update files are giving me issues. Do I maybe have those in the wrong folder? Do I need all of them or just the newest one and having all of them is what's bugging it out? For reference I have each update file downloaded into the faces folder just like I have the main pack.

 

JohnBlaster
11 years ago
1 month ago
16

Can´t seem to get it fixed, reloaded skin several times, changed folder + subfolders name in Documents paths… Still didn´t work.

 

Would apreciate the help

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By JohnBlaster 16 March 2024 - 22:17 PM UTC 

Can´t seem to get fixed it, reloaded skin several times, changed folder + subfolders name in Documents paths… Still didn´t work.

 

Would apreciate the help

 

Point 12 of the FAQ in the first post addresses this:

 

12. I’m using a previous version of FM and some of the images aren’t displaying properly after I downloaded the 2022.0 torrent file
 

The 22.0 torrent file was compressed in a way which has this effect on some images. It is suggested that you download an older torrent file which should not have this issue. Download links for older torrent versions is being made available below. It is recommended that you download the torrent file for the version after the one you’re playing since this will include all the update packs released for that iteration 😉

sortitoutsi_megapack_4.00 - uploaded before the release of FM12
sortitoutsi_megapack_5.00 - uploaded before the release of FM13
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_6.00 - uploaded before the release of FM14
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_7.00 - uploaded before the release of FM15
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_8.00 - uploaded before the release of FM16
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_10.00 - uploaded before the release of FM18
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_11.00 - uploaded before the release of FM19
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_12.00 - uploaded before the release of FM20
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.00 - uploaded before the release of FM21
The older the torrent version you’ll download, the less likely it’ll be there’ll be any seeds for it, naturally.

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By Boksic11 14 March 2024 - 21:46 PM UTC 

Cheers for the response. It created a sub-folder in graphics, called sortitoutsi. Inside this was the faces and icon faces folder, but it wouldn’t allow me to move these folders from there. Gave up and deleted everything, and the games original faces returned instead of the empty spaces.

Decided to follow the guide video above. Downloaded the files againand tried to extract them to the graphics folder. Now I’m getting ‘An unexpected error is preventing the archive from being extracted’ I give up now, and my little lad is very disappointed in me🙈

 

Trying again to do this from scratch. Do you have to wait for the folders to sync before extracting? Anyway I can’t download them all now as my one drive is running out of space. Never had this issue with previous versions, nor did I in my first two attempts with this face-pack Why are the files not stored in the computer internally rather than the one drive? 

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
86,000
By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 13:51 PM UTC 

Trying again to do this from scratch. Do you have to wait for the folders to sync before extracting? Anyway I can’t download them all now as my one drive is running out of space. Never had this issue with previous versions, nor did I in my first two attempts with this face-pack Why are the files not stored in the computer internally rather than the one drive? 

 

Delete everything you have downloaded/installed with regards to the cut-out megapack, and start again from scratch.

 

The reason I asked you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder, is that I need to see what you've done and where before having any idea what's happened to make the pack not work. Please do so from now on, so that I can help.

 

For example, you now mention you've placed the files on your OneDrive folder - that is not part of the installation instructions 😕

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 13:54 PM UTC 

Delete everything you have downloaded/installed with regards to the cut-out megapack, and start again from scratch.

 

The reason I asked you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder, is that I need to see what you've done and where before having any idea what's happened to make the pack not work. Please do so from now on, so that I can help.

 

For example, you now mention you've placed the files on your OneDrive folder - that is not part of the installation instructions 😕

The Sports Interactive Folder appears here

 

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 14:40 PM UTC 

The Sports Interactive Folder appears here

 

I'm not sure it should be. It should be in the Documents folder, not on your OneDrive folder.

 

Secondly, I'd like to see your megapack folder, i.e. the one where the images are included.

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
9

That is the only documents folder. The megapack folder automatically goes into the downloads folder on the C drive. Where should the Sports Interactive folder be created?

mons
17 years ago
30 minutes ago
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By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 14:48 PM UTC 

That is the only documents folder. The megapack folder automatically goes into the downloads folder on the C drive. Where should the Sports Interactive folder be created?

 

Is it in here then?

 

Also, for the fourth time, I'm asking you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

Boksic11
1 year ago
1 week ago
9
By mons 17 March 2024 - 14:51 PM UTC 

Is it in here then?

 

Also, for the fourth time, I'm asking you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

I’m just downloading them again. Won’t be able to show how many images are there because it can’t extract to there due to one drive storage

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