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 shutdown, 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.
Usually when Tally data gets corrupted you are shown an error message similar to this:
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:
- Start Tally and goto Company Selection Screen.
- Now use Ctrl + Alt + R key combination to launch the Company Rewrite utility.
- Select the corrupt company profile (usually the one you were working last) and press Enter to start the rewrite process.
This method solves 90% cases of tally data corruption.