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The latest AccountRight version is 2021.6 which was released in October 2021. To find out what's new in this version, see AccountRight releases.
If you're seeing a message that says "AccountRight needs updating", see below about downloading the latest version.
Checking your current version
To check your current AccountRight version, open your company file, go to the Help menu and choose About MYOB AccountRight.
You can also check your AccountRight desktop icon to work out your version.
Nice - you're using the latest AccountRight PC Edition and you'll receive automatic updates with every release! When an update's available, you'll be prompted to restart AccountRight—and you're done.
When you open your company file after an update, the company file will be upgraded to work with that version.
The "SE" means you have the AccountRight Server Edition installed. You'll use this version if your company file is accessed by other computers in a local network. All the computers in the network will need the Server Edition installed.
|You're using an older AccountRight PC Edition (version 2020.4 or earlier). You can download the latest PC Edition as described below.|
Downloading AccountRight PC Edition 2021.6
If you need to install the latest version of the AccountRight PC Edition for the first time, on a new computer, or to simply stay up to date, follow these instructions.
To install the PC Edition
Right-click the Download button below and choose Save link as or Save target as and save the installer file to your desktop.
Close all programs, including AccountRight.
Double-click the downloaded installer file to start the installation.
Repeat these steps to install the update on all computers that access your company file.
- After installing, you can start AccountRight using the AccountRight icon on your desktop:
- Open your company file. If prompted to upgrade the file, click Upgrade.
Having trouble downloading or installing AccountRight? Some antivirus software can interrupt software downloads and installation. Try temporarily disabling your antivirus software and enable it again after installing. For more information, see Installation troubleshooting.
Instructions for other AccountRight editions
Not sure which edition to install? See Which AccountRight installation should I choose?
- If you work offline and share your file on a local network, see the Server Edition instructions.
- If you have a terminal server or roaming profile network setup, see the MSI installer instructions.
To install the Server Edition
If you use the AccountRight Server Edition, you'll see SE in your desktop shortcut.
To download the latest Server Edition
Updating an AccountRight network has changed. As a result of the release of automatic updates for AccountRight PC Edition, you now need to install Server Edition on all computers accessing a company file on a network. See Updating an AccountRight network.
If you have a terminal server, or roaming profile network setup, you can choose to administer AccountRight using the MSI installer. More information about this option is available from the AccountRight MSI installation instructions.
To download the AccountRight MSI installer, visit our downloads page.
To install an older AccountRight version
To download older AccountRight versions, visit our downloads page.
From AccountRight 2021.1 onwards, AccountRight will check for available updates, download them and update you to the latest version automatically. This means no more having to pick a time to stop your business using the software, downloading and installing the update and upgrading your file. When a new version is available, the next time you open AccountRight it will be on the latest version – just like that!
Automatic updates are only available for the AccountRight PC Edition installer (which is the vast majority of users).
If you’re using AccountRight Server Edition, automatic updates will be available for you later this year. Until then, you'll need to install Server Edition on all computers accessing a company file on a network.
How automatic updates work
Once AccountRight 2021.1 (or later) is installed, any future updates will download automatically in the background while AccountRight is being used. When you close AccountRight, you'll be asked to restart it to complete the update. If you're using an online file, doing this will trigger the file to be upgraded to the latest version if no one else is using it.
If you want you can choose to restart AccountRight and upgrade your file later.
As this is a major change to the way you stay up to date with AccountRight, we've prepared some frequently asked questions below.
If you work online and don’t update for a while, you might be unable open your company file as your version is no longer supported online. In this case, you’ll need to update AccountRight to open your file. You'll see a message that guides you through updating when you try to open your file.
We email the primary contact for your AccountRight subscription 1-2 weeks before we end online support for a version, so keep an eye out (or just get in early!).
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Automatic updates FAQs
Why have we introduced automatic updates?
Having to manually download and install AccountRight is not an easy, modern software experience. Removing manual installation makes it much easier for you to work with AccountRight.
Who can get automatic updates?
Automatic updates are available to anyone who owns AccountRight or has an AccountRight subscription and is using the PC installer of AccountRight (which is most AccountRight users), whether their company file is online or offline.
Automatic updates for AccountRight Server Edition will be available later this year.
I work on a network - do I get automatic updates?
Not yet – automatic updates will be available for Server Edition later in 2021.
As automatic updates are now available for PC Edition, this requires a change to the way your network is set up. All computers accessing a company file on a network must now use Server Edition – see Updating an AccountRight network.
When will automatic updates be available?
Automatic updates are available now for PC Edition installer users from AccountRight 2021.1 onwards.
We’ll release automatic updates for Server Edition users later in 2021.
How do automatic updates work?
Once AccountRight 2021.1 (or later) is installed, any future updates will download automatically in the background while AccountRight is being used.
When you close AccountRight, you'll be asked to restart AccountRight to complete the update. If you're using an online file, doing this will trigger the file to be upgraded to the latest version if no one else is using it.
If you want you can choose to restart AccountRight and upgrade your file later.
I work offline - can I get automatic updates?
Yes. Automatic updates are available for all PC Edition users whether they’re online of offline – you just need an internet connection to install the update.
Can I turn off automatic updates?
No. To make updating easier, automatic updates are now a permanent feature of AccountRight PC Edition.
How do automatic updates work with multiple users?
If all users are using the PC Edition, they should all get access to an update at the same time. Restarting AccountRight completes the installation for all users.
If other users are logged into a file, it won’t update the file until all those users have signed out of it.
Offline files are not automatically updated, when the user opens a file for the first time after upgrading, they’ll be prompted to upgrade the file.