What should I do if I receive ‘Content File Locked Steam Error’ message or ‘Disk Write Error’ while updating Football Manager?

In this circumstance, if the user receives a message which states 'An error occurred while updating [Football Manager title] (content file locked)' or 'Disk Write Error' then we would suggest uninstalling and reinstalling Steam.

Details on how to do this here - https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9609-OBMP-2526

If you have a large number of other games installed via Steam, we'd suggesting backing up before completing the install. We'd suggest uninstalling Football Manager. Save games are kept safe during the uninstall process and can only ever be removed if they are done so manually via the user.

Details on how to backup Steam files can be found here - https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8794-yphv-2033

If you're on a Mac and are seeing this error, in some instances it will be due to a permissions issue and you need to allow full disk access to Steam. To do so, follow these instructions:

- Go to System Settings
- Select Privacy & Security
- Select Full Disk Access, click the + and authenticate
- Go to Applications, Steam, then click "Open".
- Ensure the button is over to the right next to Steam in the apps list to indicate it allows full disk access


If you find nothing above helps, please submit a support ticket and our team will try to help.

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