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What are VCF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VCF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VCF files.

What is a VCF file?

VCF files have multiple uses, and vCard - Virtual Contact is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

vCard - Virtual Contact File

VCF is an acronym for Virtual Contact File. VCF files, also commonly referred to as vCards, are the standard file format used to store contact information for individuals and businesses in a digital file format.

A VCF file normally includes the contact name, address, email address, phone number, and other contact information for the person creating the file. The VCF file format also allows for the support of images and other media content.

VCF files are often used to transfer contact information between address books and can also be attached to email messages. VCF files can be used on Windows and Mac operating systems and are frequently used on iPhones to load contacts directly into the user's mobile device.

How to open VCF files

We have identified three VCF openers that are compatible with this specific type of VCF file.

Programs that open vCard - Virtual Contact files

Microsoft OutlookMicrosoft OutlookVerified
The BatThe BatVerified
eM ClienteM ClientVerified

Last updated: February 20, 2024

All known file formats using extension .VCF

While vCard - Virtual Contact File is a popular type of VCF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .VCF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Variant Call Format

We know that one VCF format is Variant Call Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different VCF openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of VCF files. Remember, different programs may use VCF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

IBM Lotus Notes/DominoIBM Lotus Notes/DominoVerified
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Windows Live MailWindows Live MailDiscontinued
Palm DesktopPalm DesktopUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
Lotus NotesLotus NotesUser submitted
GroupWise Internet Browser Mail IntegrationGroupWise Internet Browser Mail IntegrationUser submitted
Time & ChaosTime & ChaosUser submitted
IntellectIntellectUser submitted
Novell GroupWiseNovell GroupWiseUser submitted

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