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How to hide/protect your company data in Tally

While working on Tally a need to protect your data is felt. There are several ways to protect your data from unwanted people. The technique you put in hiding or protecting your data depends on from whom you want to protect your data.
Every body who works on your computer or share your computer should not have access to your sensitive data. A causal users who sits on your computer would get access to your financial information if it is not protected or hidden from general view.

Protection from Layman

To protect your data from layman or causal user you can put password in company you are working. While creating company put Use security control to Yes and enter the administrator's name and its password.This would offer you first Level of security in Tally.

Protect from people within

Some times you have to protect your company information from people who are into accounts but you want to restrict their access. For example the financial data should not be given to stores or production department, despite the fact all departments are using the same software. For this situation tally has a feature of granting user level access. Specified users can go to specific level only and not beyond that limit. Pres Alt+ F3 in Gateway of Tally and select Security Control. Then you can define the users and their passwords and their level of controls.

Protection from outsiders
Third and the most important people are the outsiders from whom you want to protect your data. These outsiders can be sales tax people or Income tax people or any govt. agency who want to access your data and you want to protect it. These type of people are very hard to avoid. For those tally has provided a facility with stealth security i.e. tally vault password. This facility would hide your company name from screen and data would be encrypted. This data cannot be opened without password. Even if the owner forgets his password then itself no data can be recovered.While in company creation screen just enter TallyVault password. The name of the company would be hidden in company selection screen.

Other Common Sense Tricks
Other then this few common sense techniques can be used to hide company data. These can be:-
  1. Don't save your data in computer, instead use USB pen drive. When computer would not have data then who would get access to it.
  2. Hide directories and files by giving them hidden attribute.
  3. Saving the files to any drive or directory other then Tally's own data directory would not show the company in company selection menu at default location.
  4. Some advance hiding techniques like hiding info in JPG formats etc. can be used.
Another 4 simples ways of protecting your data.

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shrejeet said…
what if the password is lost, how to recover the same. It has happened in our company
Anonymous said…
u have to do it manualy
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Anonymous said…
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Unknown said…
whoever claims that they can guarantee to crack tally passwords, thats absolutely a false claim. There was only one problem we faced with data protection in tally was "if the tally database is copied by someone in a usb drive, which is very easy and fast then we would lose a lot of confidential data because if the person knows the password(which might be true in lot of cases if the person is insider), he can open it anywhere in the globe where tally is running". We sorted this out by using some usb blocking software, there are plenty in the market like usbwritemodify, uHook Personal, devicelock etc etc.
Unknown said…
how to migrate date from 7.2 to 9.1ur sit only write this----

To start with first of all download tally from tally's site.
Run Install.exe in a separate folder tally8.1. Now activate the license of Tally 8.1. To Migrate data from 7.2 to 8.1 it is necessary to have an activated version of 8.1.
Go to Tally 8.1 folder and locate a file migration tool.
Start the tool by specifying the location of Tallt7.2 data which would be in c:\tally\data folder where your 7.2 version was installed.
Select a company and migrate. After whole process has ended it would make another fold in same location but with different name.
You can identify the folder easily as it would contain 4 numbers. e.g. Your existing folder would be 001 and new folder would be 0001.
Copy paste this newly created folder in c:\tally8.1\data and run tally.
You would see the new converted data.

If you face any problem then you can tell me by comment on this article.
plz told me where first i go to migrate my data.....

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