How to Extract Contacts from PST File and Save to VCF Format?

This is one of the top queries of the users "how to extract contacts from PST file to VCF format?" Users can get the solution of this query with this article.

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When users are using Outlook client, they store not only emails but also maintain the contact list properly to make the communication process effective. When a user switches to another client or device, the contacts need to be exported to VCF format as VCF format is supported by all platforms and applications. But extracting contacts from an orphan PST file becomes a challenging task for users. In this post, we are going to introduce a step by step process to transfer PST contacts into VCF format without having Outlook client.

Why does User Need to Transfer Outlook Contacts to vCard?

There are several reasons due to which user wants to transfer PST contacts to vCard format. The most common reason is switching from Outlook to another platform, need to migrate PST contacts to another email client, extracting contacts from orphan PST file etc. Since VCF format is supported everywhere so it is preferred by users for storing contact details.

Solution to Extract Outlook PST to VCF Format

For transferring contacts from Outlook application into VCF format, the user can opt an automated solution that is SoftakenPST Converter. The software has powerful features to work quickly without any harm to any contact file. Moreover, users can extract Outlook contacts without installation of MS Outlook. Below are the steps explained.

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  • First of all, download and then launch the application successfully on your system.
  • Now, click on the Browse buttonand add PST filewhich you saved locally on your system.
browse PST file
  • After scanning and verifying PST file, the tool provides a clear view of the complete PST file which is shown in the image below. A list of all folders is displayed on the left pane.
clear view complete pst file
  • Now, a small window will appear, choose vCard(.vcf) format in Export Typeand also select folders from the left side whom you would like to move in VCF format.
  • Then, use the Browse buttonand provide an output directoryto save the resultant files. Then, place the mouse cursor to Convert Nowbutton. This will start the conversion process.
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Ending Lines

Manually, exporting contacts from PST file without Outlook is not possiblebut using the automated solution, a user can perform this task quickly and without having Outlook environment. Plus, the automated solution is a reliable method where the user will not face any trouble & harm to any contacts during the conversion process.