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AccountRight library service issues

Answer ID: 34793 - This information only applies to the AccountRight Server Edition.

This information only applies to the AccountRight Server Edition, and relates to errors or warnings which specifically refer to the 'AccountRight library service'. For general information about libraries and opening company files, see Manage libraries.

The AccountRight library service is a Windows service installed with AccountRight. AccountRight uses this service to access and open your company files.

If the library service isn't running properly, you'll see errors like this when trying to open your company files:

Company files in local Network

The first thing to check is that you're using the latest AccountRight Server Edition on your server.

Some library service issues can be fixed quickly, while others require a few more steps. Perform each of the numbered tasks below until your library service issue is fixed. Some of these tasks are a bit technical, so you might also need help from an IT person.

Before you start, you'll need to log into Windows as an administrator or a user with administrator privileges.

1. Reset your AccountRight library location


A lot of library service issues are fixed by simply changing your library location, then changing it back to its original location. To do this, you need to know the current location of your AccountRight library (the folder where your AccountRight company files are stored).

By default, your AccountRight library is the My AccountRight Files folder here:

C:\users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files

You should confirm your AccountRight library location before completing the steps below. There's a couple of ways to do this:

  • Navigate to C:\users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files and confirm that your company file is stored in this location (the file will end with ".myox", for example "MyCompanyFile.myox"

  • Click the MYOB Add-on Connector icon ( ) (in your computer's system tray, near the clock) and choose Status. The displayed window will show you your current library location.

If you can't confirm your current AccountRight library location, skip to task 2 "Reset your network configuration"below.

Once you have confirmed the location of your current AccountRight library, here's what to do:

  1. Close AccountRight.

  2. Click the Windows Start button and type Set library then click Set Library Location SE.

  3. Click Browse and select a folder (any folder) as the new library location.

  4. Click OK. The Set library location window reappears.

  5. Click Set Location. A message appears reminding you that the new library location must be on a local drive.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Once this is complete, repeat steps 2 - 6 to set the library location back to its original location.

If the library service issue persists, continue to the next task.

2. Check the AccountRight library service


This task checks if the AccountRight library service has installed properly.

  1. Close all programs.

  2. Simultaneously press the Windows  and R key on your keyboard (the Windows  key is between the Ctrl and Alt keys). The Run window appears.

  3. In the Open field, type services.msc then click OK.

    Run services.msc

    The Services window appears.

  4. In the list of services, look for MYOB AccountRight Library. Here's an example:

    Services MYOB AccountRight Library

    If MYOB AccountRight Library is not listed, the service has failed to install and you'll need to repair the AccountRight installation as described in task 6 (repair the AccountRight installation) below.
    If MYOB AccountRight Library is listed, continue to the next task.

3. Start the AccountRight library service


This task describes how to start the AccountRight library service and ensures this service starts properly each time you start Windows. Even if the service already displays a status of Started or Running, you'll need to stop and then start the service.

With the Services window displayed (as described above), complete the following:

  1. If the Status of the service displays as Started or Running, right-click the service and choose Stop.

  2. Right-click MYOB AccountRight Library and choose Start.


    The service will start and now display a status of Started or Running. If the service starts but then stops immediately, you'll need to repair the AccountRight installation as described in task 6 below. 

  3. Double-click MYOB AccountRight Library. The Service Properties window appears.

  4. On the General tab at the Startup type field, select Automatic [Delayed Start].

    MYOB AccountRight Server 2012.10 Properties (Local Computer)

  5. Click the Recovery tab.

  6. For Subsequent failures, select Restart the Service.

    MYOB AccountRight Library Properties (Local Computer)

  7. Click OK.

  8. Repeat steps 1 - 7 to ensure the other 2 AccountRight services are started:

    • MYOB AccountRight Server 201X.X (where 201X.X refers to your AccountRight version, such as 2015.2).

    • MYOB AccountRight Server Locator

  9. Close the Services window.

If the library service issue persists, continue to the next task.

4. Check the properties of your AccountRight library


This task checks that your local AccountRight library has the required permissions to make it accessible when you open AccountRight.

  1. Simultaneously press the Windows ( ) and E key on your keyboard (the Windows ( ) key is between the Ctrl and Alt keys). The Windows Explorer window appears.

  2. Navigate to your My AccountRight Files folder at C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files) If you've moved your AccountRight library from this default location, you will need to navigate to the new location instead.

  3. Right-click the My AccountRight Files folder and choose Properties.

  4. Click the Security tab.

  5. If Windows warns you that 'the permissions of My AccountRight Files are incorrectly ordered which may cause some entries to be incorrect", click OK.

  6. Click Edit. If Windows warns with the same message as described in the previous step, click Reorder then proceed to step 7. If no warning message appears, proceed to the next task (Check the Windows "shares").

  7. Restart the MYOB AccountRight Library service:

    1. Simultaneously press the Windows ( ) and R key on your keyboard. The Run window appears.

    2. In the Open field, type services.msc then click OK.

    3. In the list of services, right-click MYOB AccountRight Library and choose Start.

If the library service issue persists, continue to the next task.

5. Check the Windows "shares"


AccountRight requires specific Windows "shares" (shared folders) to be able to perform specific tasks, and these shares are created when AccountRight installs. If these shares aren't created, AccountRight won't operate. It is known that malware or viruses can prevent these Windows shares from being created, so as a first step you should scan your computer with the most up to date anti-malware and anti-virus software.

You can check if the required Windows shares exist as follows:

  1. Click the Windows Start button, right-click Computer and choose Manage. The Computer Managementwindow appears.

  2. In the left panel, click to expand System Tools then click to expand Shared Folders. Three folders will be displayed under this: SharesSessions and Open Files.

    Computer Management

  3. Click Shares. If the required shared folders exist, they will be displayed as shown in the following example:

    Computer Management

  4. If the AccountRight shares are listed, proceed to Task 6 below.

  5. If the AccountRight shared folders are not listed, you can manually create the required shared folders using this table as guide:

Share name

Folder path



C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.backups

MYOB AccountRight Library Share


C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.exports

MYOB AccountRight Library Share


C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.imports

MYOB AccountRight Library Share


C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.migrates

MYOB AccountRight Library Share


C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.restores

MYOB AccountRight Library Share


C:\Users\Public\Documents\MYOB\My AccountRight Files\.upgrades

MYOB AccountRight Library Share

  1. In the Computer Management window, right-click Shares and choose New Share. The Create A Shared Folder Wizard appears.

  2. Click Next.

  3. In the Folder path field, enter the folder path for the share being created. This information can be copied from the table above and pasted into the Folder path field.

  4. Click Next.

  5. If a warning displays about "The system cannot find the specified path", click Yes to create it.

  6. Enter the Share name and Description for the share being created. Refer to the table above for this information.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Click Finish then click Finish again.

  9. Repeat steps 6 - 13 to create all required shares as listed in the table above. The shares will then be listed in the Computer Management window as shown below.

    Computer Management

If the library service issue persists, continue to the next task.

6. Reinstall AccountRight Server Edition


Reinstalling AccountRight on your server will install any files which might be missing or have become corrupt from the original AccountRight installation.

  1. Download the latest AccountRight Server Edition installer onto your server from my.myob: Australia New Zealand.

  2. Double-click the downloaded installer file to begin the installation.

Still having trouble?

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