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File TypevCard File

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CategoryData Files
FormatText and Binary

Text and Binary

This file is saved in a plain text format or a binary format. If in a plain text format, it can be viewed with a text editor.

What is a VCF file?

A VCF file is a standard file format for storing contact information for a person or business. It typically includes a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and other contact information. VCF files also support custom fields, images, and other types of media.

More Information

VCF files are often used for importing and exporting contacts from address books. They may be attached to e-mail messages, which provides the recipient with an easy way to import the sender's contact information.

Windows Vista users can open vCards using the included Windows Contacts program. Mac OS X users can open vCards with the included Contacts application. iPod and iPhone users can load vCards directly into the device's Contacts app.

NOTE: vCards are saved in a text format, which means you can view the contents in a text editor. However, they may also include a block of binary data, which is often used to store a photo.

Programs that open VCF files
Microsoft Windows Contacts
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Outlook Express
Palm Desktop
Beiley Handy Address Book
Fonlow IT Open Contacts
Nokia PC Suite
Apple Contacts
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Palm Desktop
Updated 7/21/2016