How to recovery corrupted data in Tally

Dear Friends, we know very well data is most important part of our business, we face a lot of problems when lost these data. So, today we discuss about how to easily recovery corrupted data in tally.

This type of problems faced by the lot of persons day-to-day regarding corrupted data in our tally accounting software, today you have to read this post, in which some conditions in tally accounting software data has been corrupted and how to easily recovery corrupted data in Tally, have look.

Tally is the most widely used accounting software in India, and data corruption is a common problem mainly caused due to power failure, unexpected system shut down, virus attacks, media corruption, OS corruption, or hard drive crashes, Since, Accounting data is very important for its users, Tally being the leading accounting software company of India incorporates many inbuilt protections to protect the data from getting corrupted, however data can still get corrupted and Tally provides easy options to recover it which you can use to easily recovery corrupted data in tally.

Although tally has provided many ways to protect you data but one way or other due to some human error or system failure we lost our data. We have to first see why data has got corrupted the ways to recover depends on reason it got corrupted. So first of all let’s see different conditions in our data has been corrupted.

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Why data gets corrupted?

While working on tally power goes off and UPS is unable to give you backup. Next time you would open tally the company in which you were working would get corrupted. The computer on which you re working is not operative and OS is not working properly. Somebody formatted it !!

You have taken so many backups by copying the tally folder in so many placed that you forgot which was to original one. You have taken a backup and when you try to restore it your data is washed out.

Solutions to easily recovery corrupted data in tally:

Solutions to these problems needs common sense rather than tally expertise. Lets understand some feature and working of tally 7.2 version.

Condition 1

Data-Recovery
Usually when Tally data gets corrupted you are shown an error message similar to this:

“Exiting Tally,
File Damaged
File: ‘C:/Tally/Data/0001/Tr01324.500’
Size;- 43136
Position; 42880
Char;-128 (Done 128)”

If you receive an error similar to above then there are very strong chances of recovering your data loosing only last few transaction entries. For recovery from such situations Tally provides an easy company rewriting option, which checks data files for valid entries and recreates the company profile with all the valid data it can recover. To use simply follow the instructions below, it is always better to make a backup of your Tally data folder before attempting any recovery process:

1. Start Tally -> then active Company Selection window on the screen.
2. Now use Ctrl + Alt + R key combination to launch the Company Rewrite utility.

Tally-Data-Recovery

3. Select the corrupt company profile (usually the one you were working last) and press then press Enter key to start the rewrite process.

Tally-Data-Recovery

Note: From this method your problem have been solved in 90% cases of tally data corruption.

Condition 2

In second case when OS system is not working than to recover data you need computer skills and some common sense solutions can get you out of this problem If windows is not loading then you can try to boot the system in DOS mode. Copy all tally folders and data folders into D drive. If DOS mode is also not working then take out the HDD and connect it with other computer with os system and try to open it. If the disk is OK and without bad sectors then you would be able to open the tally folder. If still it not working then before formatting give it a try with some recovery software or ask your computer hardware expert to recover data folders from drive.

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Condition 3

The third case happens when people are running so many versions of tally and all versions work on different directories. More over they take backup by copying folders of data directory instead of taking backup from tally itself. In that case you too can get confused which one is latest and which folder is needed to be restored. In this case just remember the No. of your company in tally.

For example if your company number is 002 then go to search utility of windows and enter 002 in search box and begin search. You would see the list of folders. Now in see the locations of each folder and see the date of last modified or accessed. Choose the latest one and copy that folder in tally’s current data directory. You would probably find the right one. One more method can be that you look for folder which has largest amount of data. Just go to each folder right-click on the name and select properties. Here you would find the total file size of that folder. The biggest folder would be the current folder.

Condition 4

The fourth case happens you have created so many companies and when you restore the data that current company is not in your older data. This can also happen when data backup you have taken is already corrupted. In this case there is no solutions except you find some other backup which you have taken fortunately and which is good as well. To do some once again you can use search utility and look out for files names as tbk500.001 or what you can do is just type tbk*.*. It would get you all the files on your computer.

Tips How to recovery corrupted data in tally:

Take day-to-day regular backup, make it a your habit when ever you have done enough work. The frequency of backup always depends on how much work you do one daily basis or how much work you can afford to do again.

Take backup on the basis of name of days or name of month & stored them in different folders as per day basis. If data is high then the backup destination can be like this d:tallybackupMonday or d:tallybackupTuesday and so on. In this way you would get seven backups and all backups cannot be corrupted. If data volume is low then backup can be taken as d:tallybackupJune if you can afford to do one months task in a single stretch.

There should be only one Tally version and one Tally folder. Too many versions and folders multiplies your work. If you are two versions then try to sum up work in latest version as soon as possible. There must be proper power backup while working on tally. In network environment is a must on all nodes where tally is working.

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I hope you like this recovery corrupted data in Tally guide from which you will be able to easily recovery corrupted data in Tally without any extra efforts. If feel any problem in this guide then please use comment box. Thanks to all.

18 response on “How to recovery corrupted data in Tally

  1. Dolma

    Actually we hv tally erp 9,version on my system from 4years.but yesterday I downloaded again tally erp 9 version but my previous tally erp9 data r not at all showing .can u explain how I should get my previous tally ,erp9 version .

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    1. Amit Sharma Post author

      Hi Dolma,

      Thanks for writing… DO you have backup of previous data. If you have then there is no need to worry you have to remove tally software from your system and again install professional version of Tally ERP on your system. Now you can easily restore your last backup data on current version. But if you try to download and install educational version then you have lost your data.

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  2. Rahul

    I rewrite the data..it was recovered but the company itself is not showing when i am opening tally

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  3. Faizan Ansari

    Thanks dude, its been 2 days since i was looking for a solution and finally found it on your web.. The Rewrite trick did wonder for me. Love you

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  4. Prakash

    Please clear our problem in tally ERP 9.0 is duplicate ledger error , and not rewrite data

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  5. Anita

    I lost my data of last 4 months, i don’t have back up for the same.

    What should i do ? Please help

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  6. k sreenivasulu

    tally erp9 installed in c drive and all data folders are kept in f drive. ex; data folder name 1000 is used for one firm name and entries are made. unexpectedly i selected that data folder in tally path and again i created new company . in this case how to recover the old data details.

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  7. Murtaza

    By Mistake Instead Of Doing Back Up I Have Restored Old File Now How Should I Get The File

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  8. Harshita Kanabar

    I was working on the data and without closing it i copied the tally data to another folder …..now it shows error of Tranmgr…….i dont have any backup….i also tried to rewrite the data but did not workout …please help me how do i restore my data?

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  9. Mohan Goyal

    My computer's OS crashed.. I lost my whole data of 8-10 yrs… How cud I recover it…?? Please suggest me…

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    1. renuka

      My data also deleted while splitting d company data..so how cud I recovery deleted files..pls help me..

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  10. Paul

    My Tally is corrupted.I use tally 9.214 and i get this pop up when i click on the tally icon.It says 'FILE CORRUPTED, PLEASE RUN A VIRUS-CHECK,THEN REINSTALL THE APPLICATION'. What should i do?

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