Follow the steps below to place the extracted panels folder correctly in Football Manager.
Windows OS users need 'Winrar' (or 7zip) to extract the downloaded update file(s).
Mac OS users need 'The Unarchiver' to extract the downloaded update file(s).
Panels RaR file
Check the help page first for solutions by any DF11 related problem.
4 - Start your Football Manager 20** game and open the in-game settings 'Preferences > Interface'.
* Click the "Clear Cache" button 1x.
* Untick the following line: "Use caching to decrease page loading times".
* Tick ON: "Reload skin when confirming changes in preferences".
Preferably: Untick - "Show pictures of players generated by the game".
* Confirm the changes to reload the skin.
There should be a box that pops up saying: "loading image data for the new skin".
Once this is done the DF11 panels will work and display the DF11 faces in large size on player profile pages in the game.
These steps will work for all versions of Football Manager.
1 - Download the panels that match your version of Football Manager.
For example >>> Panels created for FM2012 will only work in FM2012 etc, etc.
Once the extraction is ready the 'panels' folder will appear.
3 - Move the extracted 'panels folder' to the correct Football Manager location on your Windows or Mac system:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 20** \
Extracted panels folder