Copying an MYOB AccountRight File

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Copying an MYOB AccountRight File

How do I make a copy of an MYOB AccounRight File?


I need to copy the file to make changes to a previous Financial Years accounts.


My file has been rolled so I would like to make a copy and make changes to see if this will affect the current live file. If it doesnt affect the live file then I will delet the copy and make the neccessary chanegs in the liev file.


Please help and explain in detail how I can do this.


Thank you

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Re: Copying an MYOB AccountRight File

Hi @SZatz 


If the company file is stored locally, you can take a copy of your company by:

  1. Closing AccountRight
  2. Opening Windows Explorer
  3. Navigating to your library location 
  4. Taking a copy of the file

This will create a copy of the file to which can be pasted into the same library location to open a copy of the file within AccountRight using the Open a Company File window.

If the company file is stored online, you can take a copy of the file for local use using the following process:

  1. Open the online file - Open a Company File>>Online
  2. Once you have that file opne, select File>>Backup and take a backup of that online file
  3. When that backup has bene completed, go to File>>Restore and select to restore that file into a library on your computer.

The above process will restore that online file locally thus creating a copy of the online file for local/offline use.

Note: Both methods will generate a seperate copy of the company file which is unrelated to the original. For example, if a transasction is entered into the copy company file, this will not appear in the current company file.

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