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If you are having trouble installing our Football Manager Transfer Update or any other Football Manager Database then please read everything below.

 

The guide is split into two sections, the basic installation instructions, which should be very simple for 99% of users and some common mistakes and issues. Please make sure to read the guide in full and check you're not making any of the common mistakes before commenting asking for help.

 

Extra: What to do if you're missing January transfers like Ronaldo, Enzo Fernandez etc

If you're missing transfers from January that means your copy of FM isn't up to date. Update it through Steam or whatever other platform you're using. When starting a new save make sure that it says 23.4 in the top right.

 

If you are using a cracked or pirated version of FM our update will not work, there is no way to make it work, do not ask for help with a cracking or pirated version you will be banned.

 

How to download and extract the Football Manager Data Update

  • First download the Data Update. You will then be presented with a “zip” file to save somewhere on your computer
  • Extract the zip file
    • Mac: Usually you can just double click on it.
    • Windows: Right click on the file and click “Extract All”
  • You should then be presented with a folder that contains files named “.fmf”. In some cases you might be presented with just a single “.fmf” file not in any folders.
  • Move the “.fmf” files to your “editor data” folder. See below for where this folder is located on different systems
    • Make sure to put the “.fmf” files themselves directly in the “editor data” folder. You cannot have any sub folders within the “editor data” folder.

 

Windows: Where to put Football Manager Data Updates on Windows

The default path on Windows is:

 

Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data

 

Obviously change the year to whatever version of the game you're playing.

 

Mac: Where to put Football Manager Data Updates on Mac

The default path on Mac is:

 

/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data

 

Obviously change the year to whatever version of the game you're playing.

 

This can be difficult to find on Mac using Finder, use the following steps to easily find this folder:

 

a) Open Finder

b) Click “Go” from the menubar and select “Go to Folder” (alternatively press Shift+CMD+G)

c) Copy in the following: ~/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/

d) Open the folder for you game e.g: “Football Manager 2023”

e) Open the “editor data” folder (or create it if it doesn't exist)

f) Move the “.fmf” files into the ”editor data" folder

 

By default in Finder the path is not shown. Click “View” > “Show Path Bar” in Finder and the full path will now be shown at the bottom of every Finder window.

 

How to find and change your “editor data” folder in Football Manager

Below you will find the default paths, but not everyone's installation is the same. The easiest way to be sure is to check in Football Manager itself.

 

  • Open Football Manager and click “Preferences”
  • Search “Location” at the top and you should see a path, stupidly FM has bad UI and you can't read the whole path.
  • Click “Change Folder” and click the dropdown at the top and it should display the whole path.
  • If you do wish to change the location you can do so here, but if you're struggling to install a file and asking for help this may confuse the situation.
  • There is a reset button to the right of where it says “Change Folder” click this if you're unsure if you've changed it.

 

Common Mistakes

Not extracting the zip

The “.zip” file should not be in your “editor data” folder. You must extract the zip file. If you are seeing a .zip file in your editor data folder instead of .fmf files then you're doing it wrong. 

 

Do not use sub folders

Your “editor data” folder should never have sub folders.

 

Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data/new leagues/France.fmf  BAD

Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data/France.fmf  GOOD

 

Sometimes when you download a file it will be organised in sub folders like “Football Manager 2023/editor data” already. Make sure to copy just the “.fmf” and not all the sub folders.

 

Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data/Football Manager 2023/editor data//Data Update.fmf  BAD

Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data/Data Update.fmf  GOOD

 

Having “public” folders

For some reason some people have duplicate folders under a parent folder called “public”. I'm not sure why this is, but sometimes it can cause problems. Check if you have the files under a folder folder called “Public” or “Public Documents” and move them to the correct path instead.

 

Here's some examples.

 

Windows

Users/Public/Public Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data  BAD

Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data GOOD


Mac

/Users/yourname/Public/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data BAD

/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data GOOD

 

 

Comments
Tiberiu Dulgheru
8 years ago
1 week ago
19

Hello there!

I can't install the last FM23 Update,i had everything installed like you said hier but it doesn't work.

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By Tiberiu Dulgheru 10 February 2023 - 13:09 PM UTC 

Hello there!

I can't install the last FM23 Update,i had everything installed like you said hier but it doesn't work.

 

Can you post a screenshot of your editor data folder?

jp1908
1 year ago
11 months ago
1

its done but now are all the game faces are gone.

If I cleare chase and reload skin it do not fix the prob

 plzzz help me

CláudioMedeiros
3 years ago
7 months ago
2

I have everything installed right but then I can't select the database in the game

 

 

suleymaneemre
6 years ago
1 month ago
2

Hi guys,

my download files correct or not ?

Because, there are not changes English or Turkiye Leagues.

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By jp1908 20 February 2023 - 14:09 PM UTC 

its done but now are all the game faces are gone.

If I cleare chase and reload skin it do not fix the prob

 plzzz help me

 

Do you mean the standard game faces or the ones from the facepack that you are using? This update shouldn't affect faces at all, can you post a screenshot of your graphics folder?

Deleted Account #1094108
By CláudioMedeiros 20 February 2023 - 16:33 PM UTC 

I have everything installed right but then I can't select the database in the game

 

Can you post a screenshot of your editor data folder?

Deleted Account #1094108

@suleymaneemre Yes that looks correct, can you give an example of a change that is missing? Does it even give you the option to select the files here when starting a new save?

suleymaneemre
6 years ago
1 month ago
2
By Drafter 22 February 2023 - 15:41 PM UTC 

@suleymaneemre Yes that looks correct, can you give an example of a change that is missing? Does it even give you the option to select the files here when starting a new save?

 

Firstly, Im trying on FM2020, is is possible ? and then Im not seeing any change and Im not seeing files on starting (creating) new game.

 

Deleted Account #1094108

@suleymaneemre No this update only works for FM23.

 

You can find the latest update for FM20 here: https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-data-update/releases/11

CláudioMedeiros
3 years ago
7 months ago
2
By Drafter 22 February 2023 - 15:40 PM UTC 

Can you post a screenshot of your editor data folder?

 

 
Kennedy Dumitra
1 year ago
3 months ago
2

done all the steps and still not working. 
wont let me choose another data base

Viktor Naiz
1 year ago
5 months ago
1

Hello.
Is it possible to have the transfers and squads from the year 2016 in Football Manager 2023 ?
Thank you in advance.

 

Tugos Kuz
3 years ago
5 months ago
1

Does this Data Update work with FM22? i need the latest Squad Updates for FM22 :-/

Kennedy Dumitra
1 year ago
3 months ago
2
By CláudioMedeiros 20 February 2023 - 16:33 PM UTC 

I have everything installed right but then I can't select the database in the game

 

Have you fixed it?
I have the same problem. It wont let me select the new database

SASH07
2 years ago
6 hours ago
21
By Kennedy Dumitra 19 April 2023 - 17:49 PM UTC 

Have you fixed it?
I have the same problem. It wont let me select the new database

 

Same problem here…

🫤

guy2003y
5 years ago
8 months ago
19

hi 

can i download on default database please?

Kubilay85
1 year ago
5 months ago
5

merhaba guncellemeyi indirdim yukledim ama transferler yalnıs wout weghorst besiktasta gözüküyor abubakar besiktasta yok 

BrynCoughlan
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
7

Couple of quick questions, it only appears to be semi working, for example, Thomas Tuchel isn't scheduled to start at Bayern till march just like real life, but all of Chelsea's January transfers are there from the start, I got the future one thinking that they would join in January like in real life, also Christopher Nkunku has  a future transfer arranged to chelsea, but that is not in the data update at all.

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By BrynCoughlan 09 May 2023 - 09:20 AM UTC 

Couple of quick questions, it only appears to be semi working, for example, Thomas Tuchel isn't scheduled to start at Bayern till march just like real life, but all of Chelsea's January transfers are there from the start, I got the future one thinking that they would join in January like in real life, also Christopher Nkunku has  a future transfer arranged to chelsea, but that is not in the data update at all.

 

All January transfers are included in the official 23.4 update, our future update includes those from March onwards basically. We can't really get the January ones as futures as well because we would have to manually convert all of them. Nkunku to Chelsea has not been confirmed by the clubs

Nandje
1 year ago
11 months ago
1

Bonjour à vous, je suis djatche nandje alex Mermoz. 

je constate une erreur sur ma date de naissance dans votre site, j'aimerais que vous corriger cela. Merci 

StayHeavy
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
1

The actual update works with 23.5 version of the game or will be an updated file with 23.5?

hodge0725
17 years ago
5 days ago
3

 

I have used the latest version as of today, inserted into the correct folder and selected it within FM23. but I dot get any of the new changes which are stated to have changed on SortItOutSi.

 

EDIT: Think I have figured it out, the changes I was hoping were changed have been classed as disabled on the website.

Jasintan
1 year ago
1 year ago
3

I did not succeed in updating the transfer of players, Cristiano Ronaldo is still at Manchester United, I have followed all the steps, in the data editor file it is according to my direction save it, then when starting a new game, I have checked everything but there is no transfer update, please help

danielub1985
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
1
By SASH07 19 April 2023 - 22:08 PM UTC 

Same problem here…

🫤

 

mesmo problema aqui…

Footygamer
18 years ago
15 hours ago
75,673
By StayHeavy 10 May 2023 - 20:39 PM UTC 

The actual update works with 23.5 version of the game or will be an updated file with 23.5?

 

It requires a legal copy of the game with the latest update yes.

 

@danielub1985 @Jasintan @hodge0725 do you all have that?

hodge0725
17 years ago
5 days ago
3
Tommy3999
3 years ago
2 days ago
3
Premium

Hi I have downloaded the fmf files and placed the in the editor data folder but players like gift orban and Albert tajaland are still not in my game any ideas 

yudan oka
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
1
By Jasintan 15 May 2023 - 06:48 AM UTC 

I did not succeed in updating the transfer of players, Cristiano Ronaldo is still at Manchester United, I have followed all the steps, in the data editor file it is according to my direction save it, then when starting a new game, I have checked everything but there is no transfer update, please help

 

same here need elp

 

manmadeben
16 years ago
2 months ago
46

Hi, I have gone to start a new game with the latest update, however i have the England to level 12 league add on and it wont let me use two England files, is there a way round this?

 

 

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