How to transfer Outlook PST contacts to VCF format?


An Outlook email client user can save his/her important business contacts in address book of MS Outlook so that he/she can access these contacts while sending emails to others. But sometimes, a user thought to save them separately or to move them to other devices but he/she can’t because these contacts can’t be exported.

VCF format – VCF file format is the most used format by an individual or business organization to store the contact information. All the information along with images are saved in VCF format.

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Reasons to migrate Outlook contacts to VCF format

  • VCF files can be easily shared
  • VCF files store all images, texts, audio clips etc.
  • VCF files can be accessed without any application
  • VCF files support multiple many devices like smartphones, Windows OS and many more.

VCF files take very less space for storage

Ways to export Outlook contacts to VCF format

You will get many solutions to export Outlook contacts to VCF format. One of them is manual procedure. Using the manual method, the user can perform conversion of Outlook contacts to VCF format but the method works in two stages –

  • Run Microsoft Outlook
  • Click on people tab
  • Select the contact folder under my contacts to export
  • Click on Microsoft Button and Click Save as
  • Go to that folder where you want to save VCF files and type the name for the file
  • Select Save as type and click on Save
  • Finally, you will get the contacts saved in VCF format

Why choose Softaken Outlook PST Extractor

There are various limitations of manual method. The biggest one is it can save one contact file at a time. Moreover, there might be chances of losing contact files due to the sudden termination of Outlook, server issues etc.

Softaken Outlook PST Extractor is the best method for saving PST contacts to VCF format. There are only three steps for the entire export. No size limitation is imposed by the software. The complete contact details are exported by the software within a few minutes. No technical expertise is required for handling this tool.

Step 1. Adding of Outlook PST files – The first step is selection of required Outlook PST files from whom you want to save contact details.

Step 2. Select option to export – The second step is to select the option from the given options. Here, we will choose vCards as we want to save Outlook contacts to VCF format.

Step 3. Saving of output files – The final step is to provide a location of your choice where you want to save the VCF files. Hit ‘Process & Export vCards Now’


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