VCF (vCard File)

The VCF Data file format

VCF is a standard file format for electronic business cards which are quite often attached to e-mails. However, these days there are a lot of other ways available through which these electronic business cards can be exchanged, such as instant messaging. Information such as name, address information, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, URLs, photographs, audio clips, as well as logos can be contained in these files.

Technical details of VCF files

VCF files are basically used for exporting or importing contacts from address books through various platforms. These files can be attached to e-mails that provide the recipient with a convenient way to import the sender’s contact information.

More information about the VCF file format

File extension .vcf
File category Data
Associated programs Microsoft Windows Contacts
Palm Desktop
Microsoft Outlook 2013
vCard Organizer
Nokia PC Suite
Useful links Detailed information on VCF files
Developer Internet Mail Consortium