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.vcf File Extension

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File type: vCard File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .vcf. Files with the file extension .vcf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .vcf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .vcf file?

A vCard file is integrated with data encoding specifications used for storing and compiling details of a user's contacts in a file saved in the VCF format. The content of a vCard file may include contact names, email addresses, home and office addresses, phone and mobile numbers among other pertinent details associated to a person or organization included in a user's cotnact list. Affixed with the .vcf extension, these vCard files are also implemented with text and binary formatting standards, making it possible to attach digital images and other multimedia content to a contact list stored in a vCard file. Custom fields can also be entered and associated to a contact list in the vCard file. These vCard files can also be attached to emails in order to provide recipients with a quick and easy way to add the contact details stored in the vCard files to their address book and contact list. In Microsoft Windows Vista, users can create and update their contact list stored in a vCard file using the Windows Contacts application, a program bundled with Microsoft Vista systems. The Address Book application is a bundled program in Mac platforms that is implemented with support for creating, opening and modifying the content of these vCard files. Support for a vCard file is also integrated into iPod and iPhone devices.

how to open a .vcf file?

Launch a .vcf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .vcf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .vcf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .vcf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .vcf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .vcf file association errors

applications that open a .vcf file

Microsoft Outlook Express

Microsoft Outlook Express

Outlook Express is an email and news client that is integrated with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 through 6.0. It is also bundled with a number of versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows Server 2003, and is available for Windows 3.x, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 95 and Mac OS 9. In Windows Vista, Outlook Express was outdated by Windows Mail, then again by Windows Live Mail as separate software in Windows 7. Microsoft Entourage, sold as part of Microsoft Office for Macintosh, has changed the Macintosh version. Outlook Express is a diverse application from Microsoft Office Outlook. The two programs do not share a common codebase, but do share a common architectural philosophy. The similar names lead many people to incorrectly conclusion that Outlook Express is a stripped-down version of Microsoft Office Outlook. Outlook Express utilizes the Windows Address Book to store contact information and incorporates tightly with it. On Windows XP, it also joins together with Windows Messenger.
Microsoft Windows Contacts

Microsoft Windows Contacts

Windows Contacts is a contact manager which is packed in Windows Vista and Windows 7, which replaced and retained most of the functionality of Windows Address Book, with an integration of Windows Mail. Windows Contacts uses a new XML-based schema format where each contact appears as an individual contact file, and can saved custom information including pictures. The file in a .wab format and the open standards, *.vcf (vCard) and *.csv (CSV) are also supported. Some uses of Windows Contacts are: a) it is implemented as a special folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7, b) it can import vCard, CSV, WAB and LDIF formats, c) it can export in vCard 2.1 and CSV formats, d) it can print contacts in Memo, Business Card, and Phone List formats, e) individual contacts can be quickly accessed from the Start menu search text box, f) Windows Live People, the contact manager for Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Mail can saved its information in the Windows Contacts folder if the option to encrypt it is unchecked in Windows Live Messenger. At any time contacts in Messenger are updated, they'll be updated in Windows Contacts as well, and g) it exposes APIs for making new contacts, reading and writing in an existing contact, adding a "Label" in the form of a URI to a "Property" or a "Property" to a "Contact", API for matching devices with Windows Contacts.


Eudora is an email base client that works with IMAP, SMTP and POP3 protocols. S/MIME authentication, SSL and in Windows are supported as well for security processes. Qualcomm is the developer of this software since 1991. This has a webmail version that is but creation of new accounts is not allowed anymore. In order to have Eudora in the users system it must be running with Mac OS X or Windows operating system. The Eudora version 8 is able to run for windows win2000, winxp, win2003, winvista, win7, Linux Kernel, MAC OS X 10.4 and older versions unlike version 7. The system should have the following necessities stated: (windows) 786 MB RAM or 256 MB (win2000), 52 MB HDD and Pentium 233 MHz processor (Macintosh) PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor, 200 MB HDD, and 256 MB RAM (Linux) 64 MB RAM, 52 MB HDD and Intel Pentium II and AMD K6 III 233 MHz processor. Eudora has improved some of its features such as the alert sounds, easy to find users interface and platform base on Thunderbird from Mozilla.


vCardExplorer is a VCF file displaying software that is downloadable on Mac OS X computers. It is developed by a developer named Daniel Kagemann. Moreover, this software does not require the opening of Address Book to display VCF files. It comes with hCards support with a changed window size for easy use. New versions are packed with improved and added features, which include transparent window on focus loss, short-cut cmd return for on top command, toolbar that can be shown or hidden through cmd-shift-t short-cut, and exportation of files as csv as the format for Gmail. Most of these added features are integrated on version 1.5 of vCardExplorer. The use of this particular software product is only for Mac OS X computers, specifically Mac OS X version 10.4 or higher versions, but with PPC or Intel processor. Version 1.3.2 has new bugfixes features to correct any errors with the encoding of files, missing photos in Address Book, as well as problems in user defaults. Icons and toolbars are customizable for convenient use of the application.
QUALCOMM Eudora for Mac

QUALCOMM Eudora for Mac

Qualcomm, the developer of Eudora (an email client), has continued improving the software that the company cooperated with Mozilla on the project Penelope. This is the also known as the Eudora version 8. The latest version works for MAC operating system (Mac OS X 10.4). If users are operating with 10.5 Leopard, configuring the sound setting of Eudora is a must whether what version of Eudora it is for this OS does not support the audio alerts of the software to avoid complications. It has a customized toolkit dialog that users can resize wherein the recipient tab is present. Filters auto naming of junk and attachments. Also, Eudora has an automatic reply to function and easier searching capabilities of emails. Eudora’s security system can support S/MIME authentication, in windows and SSL. This software can support these following email protocols: SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. To make Eudora work these minimum system requirements should be comply: 256 MB of RAM, 200 MB Hard disk drive space and PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intelx86 processor.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .vcf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .vcf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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