So far we know how to create companies in tally, now we are deleting an existing company from tally software. Here we ­­­­­are discussing two methods of deletion.

Deleting companies from tally – Traditional method

Go to

Gateway of Tally

Now press Company Info Button on the right side or use short cut key ‘Alt+F3’

Now you are in company info Menu screen

Select Alter or use Hot Key A

Press enter to select the company

Select company you want to delete from the list. The company alteration screen will be in front of you.


Now press Alt + D Short cut key inside the screen, a message will popup ‘Delete?’

delete message

Press Enter or use key Y from key board. You can press N Button or Esc key if you don’t want to delete.

One more message, to confirm deletion “Are you sure?”.

are you sure message

Once again

Press Enter or use key Y from key board.

The selected company will have deleted.

Second method of company deletion

This method is very simple. Just delete the data folder of the company located inside data folder of tally. The first step is finding the folder number of the company. Let’s see how a number can be find out.

Go to

Gateway of tally

Press F1 to select company.

Inside select company screen, a list of created company displayed

select company screen

Just after company name you can see a number inside bracket ( 10000) (10001) etc. This is the number of company data folder

Here we are going to delete company XYZ LTD, The folder Number is 10001, Note it down.

Step 2

Go to company data folder, if you don’t know where the company data is located.

Right click of the tally software icon, from the context menu click properties

tally properties

From the properties window click Find Target ( Windows xp) or “Open file location” ( windows vista, Windows 7)

properties window

The program folder will open in front of you.


Inside the Program folder there is folder namely “Data” Open the folder

inside tally data folder

Now delete the Folder 10001 Which is the data folder of XYZ LTD

Note: If you have changed the default data location, the data folder will not be inside the program folder. In such case you can find the data folder by opening Tally.ini file located inside the program folder

Our video tutorial on deleting a company follows watch it