Information about the .vcf (vcf) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .vcf (vcf) file type.

Virtual Business Card (vCard) file.

A .vcf file is a virtual business card, also known as a vCard. It is typically seen as an attachment to e-mails. It is also commonly used as an export/import format for passing contact details from one system or application to another.

The file typically has a field for:

  • Name
  • Full Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Telephone (work, home)
  • Address of work
  • Label-making information
  • Email preference
  • Internet (web page)
  • Revision
  • an END marker.

There are many programs that can read or write a .vcf file. It can also be read with a text editor. Most commonly, a vcf file is part of an email, sent as an attachment.

The file type .vcf is used by Microsoft Outlook to create a Virtual Business Card. Outlook can also be used to import the contact information, thereby adding a new Outlook contact.

An Android phone will also export contact details to a .vcf file on the SD card. It can also import these (Contacts → Menu → Import/Export).

The following link provides further information related to the .vcf file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .vcf files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .vcf. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.