How to create a vCard

Use the following steps to create a vCard:

  1. In a Contact folder, click to select the contact for which you want a vCard.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. In the Save file as type box, click to select VCARD Files (*.vcf).
  4. In the Save In box, select the folder where you want to save the vCard file, and then click Save.

This creates a vCard file with the same name as that of the Contact.

How to distribute a vCard

You can distribute a vCard file as you distribute any other computer file. To do this:

  1. Open a new message and address it to the recipient.
  2. On the Insert menu, click File.
  3. Click to select a vCard (.vcf) file, and then click OK.

NOTE: If you want to include Notes with your vCard, you must insert the .vcf file. If the .vcf is attached to your signature, the Notes field (and other fields) are removed prior from the vCard.

How to automatically process a vCard

With Outlook, you can automatically convert a vCard that was received from an external source to an Outlook Contact record. If the vCard arrives as an e-mail attachment, you can double-click the vCard attachment and then click Save And Close to add it to your default Contact folder. Alternatively, you can create a Contact from a vCard by dragging it to the Contacts folder.

NOTE: If the vCard icon appears as a generic Windows icon, it does not open when you double-click the icon, or you may receive an Open With prompt because the vCard File program is not associated with the .vcf file type.

  1. If you receive the vCard in the form of a file on a disk, you can import it into your default Contact folder by using the Outlook "Import and Export Wizard." To do this, follow these steps:
  2. On the File menu, click Import And Export.
  3. Click to select the Import a vCard file (*.vcf) check box, and then click Next.
  4. Click to select the vCard file, and then click Open.
  5. The vCard data is used to create a Contact record in your default Contacts folder.