There are 4 steps to making sure your EDT file works:

  1. Make sure all the commands are written correctly
  2. Name the file correctly
  3. Save the file in the correct place
  4. Activate it in the options screen FM


Other sections of this guide go into detail about how to format the commands correctly, but it's equally important to make sure you name the file correctly and place it in the right folder so that the game will find it. When saving your file you can call it anything as long as you give a .edt extension. For example, patch.edt will work but patch.txt or patch.edt.txt won't. You also need to make sure when you save the file that you change the Save as type option to "All files". The screenshot on the right shows an example.


You have to make sure the file is saved in the correct place - but this varies depending on what version of FM you are playing and whether you have edited the game database.

Football Manager 2008

C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\data\db\800\edt

If you are using Football Manager 2007 or 2008, and you are using your own edited copy of the database, the EDT files you make should go in their own folder which should be in the following place:

My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 200x\db\name_of_database\edt

An easy way of finding out where to put the file is by searching for existing EDT files on your computer and see where they are saved.