VCF File Extension

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VCard Format
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What is VCF file?

The VCF format is used for purpose of storing and exchanging contact data of individuals or companies. This format is used by the vCard business cards. VCF files can store personal information, address, phone number or email address. VCF is able to support also some untypical data formats, such as logos, photos, and even audio elements.

Content of VCF files can be browsed within a text editor, because it is stored as text. However, one should remember, that some data may be stored as binary data (e.g.: photos).

Advantages of VCF files

VCF files enable easy import and export of contacts from address book-programs. A contact from a VCF file can be attached to an email, which substantially simplifies sending contact data.

VCF files are typically supported by most contact managing programs and applications. VCF files can be easily generated, for instance – from data stored as a spreadsheet. Data stored in the VCF format can be displayed using the simplest text editor – Notepad.

Structure of VCF file

Structure of a basic vCard file includes:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
FN:Name;Surname
N:Surname;Name
TEL;CELL:+2-602-602-602
EMAIL;INTERNET:user@example.com
UID:
END:VCARD

Conversion of a VCF file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the VCF extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of VCF file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from VCF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to VCF file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the VCF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the VCF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the VCF file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the VCF file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the VCF file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the VCF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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