What is Vcard/VCF File Extension?


VCF stands for Virtual Contact File. It is a standard file format used to store contact information of an individual as well as a business user. It includes name, address, phone number, email address and other contact details. vCard files are used to import & export contacts from address books.

Format Type

Text and Binary

File Category

Contact file

MIME Types used for vCard file

text/x-vcard, application/vcard (Macintosh only), text/anytext, text/directory, application/x-versit (Eudora Plug-in), text/x-versit (Eudora Plug-in), text/x-vcalendar


Internet Mail Consortium

Supported platforms

Windows, MAC, Linux, Android, IOS and many others.

VCF File Internal Structure and editions

A vCard file holds contact information of an individual as well as business user. There are mainly three vCard editions – vCard 2.1, vCard 3.0 and vCard 4.0

How to open or view Vcard/VCF File Extension

A VCF file can be opened easily with the help of these applications –
Microsoft Windows Contacts
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Outlook Express

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