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Moving AccountRight v19 to a new computer is as easy as creating a backup of You can move AccountRight v19, your company file, installing AccountRight on your new computer then restoring the backup. The tasks below step you through this process and how to copy your customised forms, reports and letter templates to the new computer.and your customised templates to a new computer in a few easy steps. Using AccountRight 2019? Your help is here.

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OK, let's step you through it.

 

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title1. Back up your company file

Creating a backup of Backing up creates a compressed file containing your company file is a two-part process. First, create the backup then copy it to and customised templates. You can then copy this file to a portable storage device, such as a USB stick.

Create a back of your company file

  1. Go to the File menu and choose Back Up.
  2. Select the Back up all data option then click Continue. Choosing the Back up all data option ensures the backup will include your customised templates (forms, personalised letters, etc.).
  3. Specify where you want to save the backup file. To make it easier to find later, save it to your Desktop.
  4. Click Save.

Copy the backup file to a portable storage device

A portable storage device, such as a USB stick, allows you to take files from one computer to another. So you need to copy Copy the backup file from the old computer into onto your portable storage device. This lets you transfer it to your new computer. If you need help doing thiscopying files, refer to the device's help documentationyour Windows help.

Don't have AccountRight support?

If you

purchased AccountRight but don't have a support subscription, call us and we'll email you a link to download your software (in Australia call 1300 555123, or in New Zealand call 0508 328 283)

're having trouble, see Installation troubleshooting.

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title2. Install AccountRight on your new computer

Before you install

, check

Check the system requirements on our website to ensure AccountRight will work on your new computer (Australia | New Zealand).

If you have your AccountRight software CD, use that to install the software on your new computer. Otherwise you can download AccountRight from my.MYOB (providing you have a current support subscription). See Downloading AccountRight from my.MYOB for more information.

Simply follow the installation instructions

Download AccountRight

Next, download the installer for your AccountRight version. See our downloads page for links.

Double-click the downloaded installation file to install AccountRight on the new computer.

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title3. Copy and restore the backup on your new computer

With AccountRight installed on your new computer, you're ready to copy and restore the backup.

Start by copying the backup file from the portable storage device to your new computer. To make it easier to find later, copy the backup file to your desktop.

Next, restore the backup on your computer.

  1. Open AccountRight on the new computer.
  2. On the Welcome to AccountRight window, click Explore the sample company.
      

  3. On the Sign-on window, click OK. The sample company file opens.
  4. Go to the File menu and choose Restore.
  5. Select the backup file you copied from the old computer, then click Open.
  6. On the Save As window, locate and click the AccountRight installation folder on your C: drive.

    By default this will be C:\Enterprise19, C:\Premier19, C:\Plus19, or C:\Standard19 (depending on your AccountRight version).

    If you installed this versionThe installation folder is here
    (v19.12 and earlier)
    The installation folder is here
    (v19.13 and later, Australia only)
    AccountRight Standard
    C:\Standard19
    N/A
    AccountRight Plus
    C:\Plus19
    C:\PlusClassic
    AccountRight Premier
    C:\Premier19
    C:\PremierClassic
    AccountRight Enterprise
    C:\Enterprise19
    C:\EnterpriseClassic
  7. Click Save. A message similar to the following appears:
  8. Confirm in the displayed message that you're restoring your company file to the correct location, then click OK.
  9. You're then given the option to sign-on to your restored company file. You can if Before you likedo, but there's one final task to complete. So it's OK to sign-on, or close AccountRight.
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title4. Copy your customised templates to the applicable folder

When you created your backup, your customised templates such as forms, reports, and letters, were also backed up. And when you restored the backup, a TEMPLATES folder was created which contains these customised templates.

Using File Explorer (by simultaneously pressing the Windows and E keys) open the folder where you restored your company file, then find and double-click the TEMPLATES folder to display its contents. It will contain a number of folders, depending on what you have customised and saved in AccountRight. For example, there may be folders called Forms, Graphics, LETTERS, Custom, or SPREDSHT (in Australia there may also be folders called BASlink and Payment Summaries). These folders relate to customised data in AccountRight. To continue using these customised templates on the new computer, you'll need to move the folders from the TEMPLATES folder into the folder where you restored your company file.

Take a look at this example where the TEMPLATES folder is in the C:\Premier19 (this is where the backup was restored). Notice the TEMPLATES folder contains a number of other folders.

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Simply copy all the folders from your TEMPLATES folder, and paste them into the folder where you restored your company file. You'll be prompted to confirm that you want to do this because there are already folders with those names in the destination folder. Click Yes to these messages (or OK, or Copy and Replace - as applicable based on your Windows version).

restored your backup in the previous task, a folder called TEMPLATES was created. This folder contains your customised forms, reports and personalised letters. For Australian versions it can also contain your BASlink setup and saved payment summaries.

To use these customised templates in AccountRight on your new computer, you need to copy the contents of the TEMPLATES folder into your AccountRight installation folder.

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  1. Open File Explorer by simultaneously pressing the Windows Image Added and E keys.
  2. Locate your AccountRight installation folder on the C: drive.

    If you installed this versionThe installation folder is here
    (v19.12 and earlier)
    The installation folder is here
    (v19.13 and later, Australia only)
    AccountRight Standard
    C:\Standard19
    N/A
    AccountRight Plus
    C:\Plus19
    C:\PlusClassic
    AccountRight Premier
    C:\Premier19
    C:\PremierClassic
    AccountRight Enterprise
    C:\Enterprise19
    C:\EnterpriseClassic
  3. Double-click to open your AccountRight installation folder.
  4. Double-click to open the TEMPLATES folder.
  5. Select all of the folders within the TEMPLATES folder.
    1. Click the first folder.
    2. Hold down the SHIFT key then click the last folder in the TEMPLATES folder.
    3. Right-click the selected folders and choose Copy.
  6. Right-click your AccountRight installation folder and choose Paste
  7. Choose to Replace the files in the destination.
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Once you're done, that's it! You've successfully moved your AccountRight software, your company file, and all associated data to the new computer.

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