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How to import VCF file to Outlook on Windows Vista

You may have export the contacts from Nokia, Apple iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry mobiel phone as vcf file. The next is that how can you put the backup vcf contacts to your mail such as Outlook, Gmail so you can use the contact list. So this article will give you step by step guide to show how to import vcf file to Outlook on Windows Vista.

import VCF file to Outlook

The vCard format is a way of sharing contact type information. The format allows you to chain a number of contacts together in a single vCard file, and this is how you can get contacts out of email applications such as Apple's Mail or Mozilla's Thunderbird.

Unfortunately, Outlook (2003-2007, and probably earlier versions) cannot import vcf data with more than one contact in it -you only get the first item!

This worked example shows a fairly simple method of importing vcf data into Outlook using the address book tool built into Windows. This example was made using Vista, so the tool is called Windows Contacts. Prior versions of Windows called this the Windows Address Book.


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Step 1: Open Windows Contacts on Windows Vista

Windows Contacts is part of the stuff you get bundled in Windows, you can open it from "Start" - > "Program", and then you should see the Windows contacts on Windows Vista. import VCF file to Outlook

Step 2: Import


import VCF file to Outlook

Hit contacts, then import the VCF file. Choose the file type you are going to import

import VCF file to Outlook

Step 3: Select file

Find your vcf data on Windows Vista local file folder. Broswer and find it. import VCF file to Outlook

Hit OK several time and you can import the file.

import VCF file to Outlook
Windows Contacts helpfully confirms each contact -this could be seen as an opportunity to tidy up.

And there they are!
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Step 4: Back to Outlook

Import and Export from the Contacts context import VCF file to Outlook


Step 5: Import Internet Mail and Addresses

Select Import internet mail and addresses from the list of options import VCF file to Outlook


Step 6: OutlookExpress/Windows Mail

Select the appropriate format/source
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No duplicates
Determine how the process treats duplicates (instances where contact information already exists) import VCF file to Outlook


Step 6: In Progress

Wait for a few minutes
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Step 7: Done

Push OK
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import VCF file to Outlook

Now, you have import the vcf file to Outlook on Windows Vista step-by-step. All the iPhone contcts have been added to outlook .

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