FM21: How to Delete the Preferences and/or Caches Folder

12 January, 2021
12 January, 2021
1 min read

Make sure the game is not open before following the instructions below.

For Windows 7:

- Click ‘Start’
- Select ‘Computer’
- From the header, select ‘Organize’ dropdown
- Select ‘Folder and Search Options’
- Within here, select the ‘View’ tab and make sure ‘Show Hidden Files and Folders’ is selected
- Navigate to C:\Users\[Your Windows Username]\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021
- Move the Preferences and/or Cache folder to your desktop, so they no longer appear in the FM21 folder

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

- Click ‘File Explorer’ from within the taskbar (or click ‘Desktop/Start’ then type in ‘File Explorer’)
- On the header click ‘View’ and make sure above ‘Show/hide’ that ‘Hidden Items’ is ticked
- Navigate to C:\Users\[Your Windows Username]\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021

- Move the Preferences and/or Cache folder to your desktop, so they no longer appear in the FM21 folder

Please bear in mind, these are not your save games or the same folder which contains these, this folder is completely unrelated. Upon removing these folders, new ones will be regenerated when you launch the game. The next time you launch the game remember to change any preferences you wish to have changed (such as auto saves, sound level or game display mode).

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