MYOB database file .myox, .myo or .zip data recovery

Zero Alpha data recovery can recover MYOB database files, including .myo or .zip backup files for myob accounting software. Sometimes myob users can experience acount file data loss. Zero Alpha has recovered many myob files from failing drives, corruption or deletion. If you need myob data recovery then we recommend you leave your computer turned off and contact us for advice. We can help restore these company files.

Customer myob data recovery request:

I have a client who has backed up her MYOB ata File from her AccountRightPlus AU2016.2.2 and the ZIP file sent to me to review.

I have AccountRight Plus for Windows V 19.12.0.

Now that I have unzipped the Backup file - I can get as far as the login screen, then I get an error message telling me my AccountRight Plus V19.12.0 cannot open the file type .MYOX

Is there any sort of work-around for this, I just need to be able to access the data file and run some reports - no data entry required, or needed. Would hope there's somewhere out there in MYOB land that can provide a solution.


.MYOX is MYOB data backup

The myox file extension is associated with related to MYOB products - accounting and financial management software solutions.

It looks like the MYOX format was used in the previous versions of MYOB and later replaced by MYO format.


How to open:

These MYOX files are recovered using the File -> Restore option in MyOB.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

How to solve problems with MYOX files

  • Associate the MYOX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows:Right click on any MYOX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MYOX files".Mac:Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MYOX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box.Linux:Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program.iPhone:Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app.Android:Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MYOX is MYOB data backup. Because only the current version supports the latest MYOX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the MYOB Limited manufacturer website after an available .MYOX is MYOB data backup update.
  • To make sure that your MYOX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.


The easiest way to find the location of your company file is to run the Company Data Auditor.

  1. Go to the Accounts command centre and click Company Data Auditor. The Company File Overview window appears, showing you the location of your file and other information:



If you can't access your company file in AccountRight, you can also find its location using windows search.

  1. Simultaneously press the WindowsImage and E keys on your keyboard (the WindowsImage key is between the Ctrl and Alt keys).
  2. In the left panel, click Local Disk (C:).
  3. In the search box (in the top-right corner) type *.myox. The asterisk just tells Windows you're looking for everything that ends in ".myox" (the file extension for AccountRight company files). If your company file ends with ".myo" it's a classic (v19) AccountRight company file and will need to be upgraded.

    All AccountRight company files on your Local Disk (C:) drive will be dipslayed. The file location will also be displayed.

Using Windows 10? Learn more about your searching options

How do I add an AccountRight v19 (.myo) company file to a library?

How do I add an AccountRight v19 (.myo) company file to a library?

To use a classic (v19) AccountRight company file with the new AccountRight, you'll first need to upgrade the file. During the upgrade you'll choose whether you want to store the upgraded file online or in a library.

Can I create a shortcut to open my company file?

Can I create a shortcut to open my company file?

No, you can't create a shortcut to open a company file. This is because a shortcut would be associated with a specific AccountRight version, so each time a new AccountRight version is released the shortcut would need updating.