Convert Contacts file to .VCF Solved

  1.    19 Mar 2017 #1

    Convert Contacts file to .VCF

    Windows 10 has a routine to make this conversion but it does not appear to work.

    With thanks to Claesoc's post on 5 November 2013 re Outlook 2010

    I learned that if you type " c:\users\%username%\contacts"

    2. Import csv
    3. Export to vcf
    4. Enjoy

    This same routine comes up in Windows 10 but it doesn't work for me and Outlook 2016.

    I get to point 3 "Export to vcf" and choose vcf. The system then jumps to a report saying that the file has been converted and put in the location I chose. The problem is that it has not given me a chance to choose a location and secondly even a wildcard search for *.vcf cannot find it.

    My conclusion is that the csv file has not been reformatted.I would appreciate any help, thank you.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Mar 2017 #2

    Just try simply searching 'vcf' instead of '*.vcf'
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 Mar 2017 #3

    Thanks IT101
    That search failed too but the routine seemed different, it was more responsive than before so perhaps there has been an upgrade since I last tried.
    Too tired now so I will try again tomorrow.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Mar 2017 #4

    Convert Comtacts file to .VCF

    I tried this routine again and apart from being a bit clunky in the process of producing a .csv (Excel) file from my Outlook 2016 contacts it worked very well.

    VCF files were produced from Excel and I should be able to load them into other devices.

    It would be nice if Microsoft listed the conversion routine so it is more easily found. It does not show up in any help file that I have seen. Microsoft's Windows 10 helper CORTANA doesn't seem to have heard of it.

    Perhaps they could refine the clunky csv creation process in the meantime.

    Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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