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How to Install Tally.ERP 9 on Apple Mac Laptop

Are you an Apple Mac Lover like me? Are you a Tally lover like me? ok! let’s enjoy the power of the two tool and install Tally.ERP 9 on Mac which isn’t that hard thing to do.

Apple is known for a combination of best hardware and Software. It says that you never need to 
install an Antivirus software in your Apple laptop. There are many awesome features due to which
people love to use an Apple instead of a Windows system. 

I read a lot about the performance of Apple MacBook and In the year of 2014, I decided to buy an Apple Macbook Air and I got an awesome piece of this lovely  Apple Macbook Air laptop from the leading online Portal Amazon in The Month of August 2014. Once I started to use Apple Mac, I never looked back to windows system It is such an awesome Laptop and I am so happy for my decision to buy the Apple mac. A whopping 10 Hour battery life with Every mac is so amazing that I can work without worrying for charging my battery!So, a Mac system is awesome in every way but the problem is that not all the applications or software runs with a mac OS. This is not the fault of the Apple Mac. In fact, a developer develops a software keeping in view the large section of the users who are using a particular OS and undoubtedly, windows is the most popular OS so, most of the software runs keeping the compatibility of the windows OS. But there are so many experts who make it possible to do anything and we are very thankful to those guys who puts a lot of efforts in research, testing and then helping us to do things. I am a person who has to use Tally.ERP 9 and Tally TDL all the time so, I don't want to leave my mac so, I learned how to install Tally.ERP 9 in a MacBook Laptop system. Recently answering a question at Quora about How to Install Tally.ERP 9 Mac, I promised someone that I write a detaield tutorails on this subject so any one can intall it. I will walk you through the entire process and at the end of the process, you will be able to install Tally.ERP 9 on your mac without anybody's help.

STEP 1 : Install Xcode

Install Xcode in your mac. by Default, this software is already preinstalled when you buy a new  mac  If it is not installed then go to Apple store and download this software. Xcode is available for every mac user for free of cost. You do not need to understand much about Xcode if you just want to concentrate  working Tally.ERP 9 in your mac laptop. However, If you want to know more about, Xcode is a wonderful compiler for any mac user.

Step 2: Install HomeBrew| Install Tally.ERP 9 on Mac

HomeBrew is a package manager which helps in installing large size of software  without any hassle. Without a package manager, it is very difficult to install a software like Wine which is needed to run windows Application in a mac environment. HomeBrew is super easy to install. Just open the Terminal application in your mac and copy paste this command in the terminal.

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" 

and press enter.
If you don't know how to paste the command in your Terminal then move your curser to the command prompt
and then simply press Control + v and paste enter.

You don't need to worry about anything. The terminal will show you what it is going to do. 
It will also ask your permission to install the software.

After installation if homeBrew will ask you to install any additional software then go ahead and install them.

Step 3: Install Wine | install Tally.ERP 9 on Mac


Wine is the software which helps  us to install and run windows application on a mac system.

There is an excellent guide to how to install Wine in a MacBook
Please follow that guide along with this tutorials. 

Once you install the wine only then you will be able to install Tally.ERP 9 and or Tally TDL software in 
your MacBook Laptop.

From your command prompt type brew install wine and hit enter

It will install the wine software in your apple

It may take little or longer time. Even more then an hour. So, far it is downloading, installing softwares, 
you do not need to worry or interupt the process.

Note: If you get an error message at this step that reads error: C compiler cannot create executables or Failed to locate 'make' in path, it means you forgot to install Xcode, or it installed incorrectly.

So, In that case, install the Xcode once again.


Once the Wine is installed successfully, you are ready to install Tally.ERP and or Tally Developer IDE.


Download the Tally.ERP 9 installation file in your Desktop in Mac.


The file name should be setup.exe.

Now, in your terminal, issue the below command

cd  /Desktop and press enter

It will take you to inside the Desktop Directory where your setup.exe file exists.

Now, issue another command wine setup.exe

The Normal Tally.ERP 9 set up dialogue will appear. Follow the on-screen installation process/instructions.


PRO-TIP : Install Tally.ERP 9 in a separate new Folder

Create a new folder in your desktop Director like Tally9 and then install the software in that directory.


Within  a couple of minutes the Tally.ERP 9 software will installed in your Apple Mac software

Now, you need to learn how to start the Tally.exe (Tally software) from your MacBook

Go to the directory file in your terminal where you installed the Tally.ERP 9 say if you installed it in the directory  /Desktop/Tally9 then issue the command cd /Desktop/Tally9

The Terminal will take you inside that directory and your command prompt will look like this


Now issue this simple command wine tally.exe  and The Tally.ERP 9 will run with your Apple MacBook without any issue.

Enjoy the power of two powerful great things e.g. Best Hardware of Mac and Best software of Tally.ERP 9

install Tally.ERP 9 on Mac


Of course, you can keep a Tally.ERP 9  icon in your DOC so you won’t need to issue  the command through Terminal.

Mahendra Rana

Mahendra is founder and CEO of the I Vision Infotech, Authorised Tally Sales and Service Partner and helping Tally users to learn Tally and accounting free through this site

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Ashish - 6 months ago Reply

Dear Sir,
I am using Tally ERP9 on Window with Parallel tools.
can it be used without window software with your instructions ,as i want to uninstall windows from my macbook.
thanks in for your help.
Ashish Joshi
Ved Engineers

Mahendra Rana - 6 months ago Reply


jags - a few months ago Reply

hi tally installed successfully AS multi user gold client system

licence is working but i cannot access data folder which is on server machine which is running windows os
i tried various options for the path \\server\ data or smb://server/ip/data nothing worked how do i fix this issue

i can see shared data folder on my mac but through tally i cant get it connected


Mahendra Rana - a few months ago Reply

Hello Jags,

In your Tally Data directory Set the path of the server data folder file and see if you can access the same

Gokulam Venugopal - a few months ago Reply

I am using mac pro. Following your instructions for installing tally, I have reached up to wine installation and down loaded Tally 9 release 5.4.6
I get stuck at this point. Please advise how to proceed with installation

Last login: Mon Oct 24 12:02:06 on ttys000
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ cd /desktop
-bash: cd: /desktop: No such file or directory
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ cd /Desktop
-bash: cd: /Desktop: No such file or directory
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ wine install.exe
wine: cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\install.exe”
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$

Gokulam Venugopal - a few months ago Reply

Unable to install tally on mac. I am getting stuck at this point. Can you please let me know how to move forward. I am pasting the error message for your easy reference

Last login: Mon Oct 24 12:33:26 on ttys000
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ cd /Desktop
-bash: cd: /Desktop: No such file or directory
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ cd /Desktop
-bash: cd: /Desktop: No such file or directory
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$ wine setup.exe
wine: cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\setup.exe”
Gokulams-MacBook-Pro:~ gokulam$

Keshav - a few months ago Reply

Dear Sir,

I am a businessman and am using tally on my desktop and 1 laptop as well. i wanted to know if i install tally as per he above process will the data get synced between all the 3 devices??

Mahendra Rana - a few months ago Reply

It depends on the AN/RDP you are using to connect to the server.
Generally, the data is being stored in the server in one system only and in a multi-user environment, the other devices are just connecting to the server means they don’t’ store any data locally so the question of syncing doesn’t arise unless you store the data in the individual machine.

Thiagu - a couple of months ago Reply

Hello Mr.Mahendra,
thank you for the article, I’m getting stuck at a point when i click the setup.exe file and it keeps saying Creating and going on endlessly without completion.
Pl suggest what i am missing in this installation process

swapnil - a couple of months ago Reply

please give solution for this error.

Internal error. contact tally solutions.
software exception c0000005
(memory access violation)

Bimal - last month Reply

With these steps of installing Tally.ERP9 on apple mac OS X, kindly clarify the following:
* Is it possible to print the vouchers from within Tally?
* Is it possible to export data in *.xls/*.xlsx format from Tally?

The reason for me to ask these questions are that I use Tally.ERP9, multi-user license on my mac through a app called Wineskin. The only problem I have faced is being unable to print directly from within Tally.ERP9. I would have to export it as a pdf and then print the pdf.

Appreciate your response and the time taken to detail the steps to get this software to work on a apple mac os.


Mahendra Rana - last month Reply

yes, you can export them in pdf/xlx etc if you have the Microsoft Office installed in your mac.
Sorry for the late reply

Bimal - last month Reply

Thank you for the reply.

Could you please clarify if your are able to print directly the sales voucher to a attached printer/network printer from the Tally software within Wine on a Apple Mac OS … as you would do in Windows?

Thanks, Bimal

Mahendra Rana - last month Reply

I don’t have a printer so, I can’t test and confirm that.
Once I have the printer, I will test and let you know.
Since Mac, I am using mostly for the TDL and customisation purpose, I rarely need the printing facilities.

Bimal - last month Reply

Just wanted to know … a bit late, but still … did you succeed in installing the Tally.ERP9 software on apple mac os following the procedure as given by Mr Mahendra. Are you able to print from within tally ? If yes, will then try to install the XCode 4.5GB, Homebrew & Wine. … I use Wineskin Winery … without the other softwares, but printing is a problem … so before using up the bandwith to download the softwares listed here, wanted a clarity on the printing from tally option. Hope you will be able to revert with the required details. Thanks much, Bimal

swapnil moharil - last month Reply

internal error. contact tally solutions

software exception c0000005
(memory access violation)

Ravi - last month Reply

Yes I do have the same problem, tally doesn’t recognise the data folder on mac. Mr.Mahendra could you pls suggest a solution.

Varun kapoor - 3 weeks ago Reply

Hi i have followed the instructions but there is issue as below

wine: cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\tally.exe”

How to resolve this issue. Please help.

ravi - 3 weeks ago Reply

I ve successfully installed Tally ERP9 in my mac, I can see the data folder on my desktop but unable to connect thru tally.

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