How to open a .vcf file

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How to open a .vcf file
VCard stands for virtual card. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

VCards, as .vcf files are known, are virtual business cards. The files contain basic contact info, such as a person's name, address, phone number and e-mail address; sometimes, they even include the person's picture. After you create a vCard, you can send a copy to anybody who needs to be able to get in touch with you. Often, the transfer happens via e-mail, and many e-mail programs can read vCards. If you aren't in your e-mail client, however, you can use the built-in Windows Contacts program to open a .vcf file.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Double-click on the .vcf file. It should open in Windows Contacts. If an "Open With" dialogue box opens, continue to the next step.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Windows Contact" option in the "Open With" dialogue box. It should be listed in the "Recommended Programs" section.

  3. 3

    Click "Open" at the bottom of the dialogue box. The vCard appears.

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