VCF File

What is VCF File Extension?

vcf fileVCF stands for Virtual Card File. It is best known asvCard file. The standard file format efficiently stores contact information of personal and business. It allows users for custom field including images, address, phone number and other types of media… vCard files are primarily used to transfer and import contacts from address books.

Note: vCard files are saved in a text format, so they can easily open in a text editor like Notepad. They have a block of binary data that allows users to conveniently store a photo.


VCF was invented in 1995 by Versit Consortium and handed over to the Internet Mail Consortium.

Prime Role

VCF enables users to export and import address books to mobile devices like Blackberry and Tablets. If you wish to view your MS Outlook contact details on your smart phone, consider the VCF file extension.

The advanced format includes all necessary fields:


Address- Alpha Numeric

Mobile Number- Numeric

Email address- numbers, text and special characters


URL- text, numbers and special characters

The custom fields include:


Messenger ids

Audio files


Social media information

It is a widely accepted email file extension, a wide variety of software can open files with the .vcf extension…


  • MS Outlook
  • MS Outlook Express
  • Windows Contacts
  • Nokia PC Suite
  • Eudora
  • Palm Desktop
  • OpenOffice
  • Fonlow IT Open Contacts
  • vCard Organizer


  • Eudora
  • Entourage
  • Apple Address Book Program


  • Palm OS
  • Blackberry
  • Android
  • Apple iOS
  • Any Linux OS

VCF (VCard) Related Tools