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Current Version

10.5.X is out on release from 1st March.

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Problems running it? Crashing? See Troubleshooting and check out Safe Mode to allow you to fix issues and Move the Databases to another folder.

Also see Settings History settings to allow you to limit the amount of memory EDD consumes.

Also, if your putting the program on a Hard Disk Drive (not an SDD), the volume of data from EDSM on stars is now large. Initially setting up the DB will take a considerable amount of time. You may solve this either by using an SDD to host, or when the program is first run (or later via the Galaxy selector on settings) selecting a small amount of the galaxy to store.

EDDiscovery - What is it?

You play Elite Dangerous and have heard of EDDiscovery - and ended up here. So what is it?

In short it's a 3rd party tool that can track your Elite Dangerous travels, combat, trading, rank etc. Before Elite Dangerous 2.2 it could only track travel, now with 2.2+, EDDiscovery tracks much more! It can now log other data such as rank, commodities, materials, scans and all host of other data.

EDD works on the PC. Unfortunately Frontier does not or cannot support the API required on XBOX or PS4 to output journal entries to the PC for us to use. MAC support was withdrawn due to lack of users, and now is not supported by Frontier.

EDDiscovery gives you the following major features:

EDDiscovery supports add-ons, which give you the ability to:

EDDiscovery has been Translated into a few other languages. You can change the language you want to see on the Settings Panel.

EDDiscovery integrates with our partner Elite 3rd party developer tools:

Use the Settings Panel to configure these options.

Here's an example of the history page using the ED Theme Elite Verdana, EDDiscovery supports themeing the user interface to your specification.

The main user interface of ED consists of (from top):

Menu Bar

Menu Options for some quick access functions and to run housekeeping functions which seldom need executing.

The Toolbar.

  • Commander: use to select which commander to display information about, or Hidden for entries you have hidden.
  • Refresh: causes EDDiscovery to recheck the journal files
  • Profile: Change to another profile or define new profiles. A profile holds all your setup of EDD such as which panels and pop outs, and their configuration settings.
  • 2D Maps, 3D Map: open maps
  • EDSM Sync: if you've configured EDSM sync in Settings then this causes EDDiscovery to check for EDSM information and up and download it
  • Panel Selection Icon/List : Pop out a panel to another window
  • Manage Add-Ons : install new add-ons
  • Edit Add-Ons : edit or disable add-ons.

The toolbar can be instructed to roll up or stay expanded. When the mouse hovers over the toolbar, a pin on the far right (not shown) will show and you can either pin or unpin the toolbar.


Panels are the basic UI building block of EDDiscovery. There are many (>25) panels, each one dedicated to a specific task or information display. Panels can be displayed in a tab, as part of the History Tab or popped out in a stand alone window (see the toolbar). A Grid or Splitter panel can contain other panels to allow you to set up a configurable set of panels. See Panels for help on how to control the transparency of some panels.

Tab Pages

A set of tab pages are shown below the toolbar. You can add or remove tabs (containing a panel) to the program by right clicking on the menu toolbar and selecting or removing a tab. You can rename tabs. The only mandatory tab is the History Tab as the program must have at least one History Grid present to work.

By default, at first run, EDDiscovery presents the user with a set of tabs containing the following panels: History Tab, Route Panel, Expedition Panel, Settings

The tab you were on is remembered after exiting the program and selected next time you run. You can have multiple versions of the same panel present on the tab line.

If you have removed the Settings by accident or just want it back, you can either right click the menu bar to add it back on, or using the Tools | Settings option.

Other Information

Configuration Options exist to control how EDDiscovery starts and where data is stored.

You can learn how EDDiscovery works with Elite Dangerous here.

See the sidebar to the right for other topics.


Some images are screenshots from Elite: Dangerous © 2012-2017 Frontier Developments plc. All rights reserved.

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