What is a .VCF File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .vcf extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .vcf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VCF file?

The .VCF file extension is vCard File. The file has the text and binary format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .vcf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .VCF file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .VCF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .VCF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vcf file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Contacts, Microsoft Outlook 365, Fonlow IT Open Contacts and vCardOrganizer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VCF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Contacts software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .VCF file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .vcf file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the vCardExplorer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Contacts, Microsoft Outlook 365 and vCardExplorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VCF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the vCardExplorer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .VCF file on Android

The .vcf file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .VCF file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the AndroLd Contacts VCF software and install it. You could also download the AndroLd Contacts VCF software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .VCF file?

If you are still unable to open the .VCF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VCF file.vcf – 1000 Genomes Project. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .VCF file with the Microsoft Windows Contacts, Microsoft Outlook 365, Fonlow IT Open Contacts, vCardOrganizer programs on Windows, vCardExplorer, Apple Contacts, Microsoft Outlook 365 programs on Mac and AndroLd Contacts VCF software on Android.