How to Convert PST to vCard Format?


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Microsoft Outlook is a popular email client used by many to manage their email communication, contacts, and calendars. However, there are instances where you may need to share your contacts with users of different email clients or devices. In such cases, the best option is to convert PST to vCard format (VCF) can be a valuable solution.

Steps to Convert PST to vCard Format

Converting PST contacts to vCard format can be accomplished in several steps:

Step 1: Export Contacts from Outlook
Open Microsoft Outlook.

Click on the "File" tab.

Select "Open & Export" and choose "Import/Export."

In the Import and Export Wizard, choose "Export to a file" and click "Next."

Select "Microsoft Excel" or "Comma Separated Values" as the export format, depending on your Outlook version, and click "Next."

Choose the folder containing your contacts (usually labeled "Contacts" or "People").

Specify the location where you want to save the export file and provide a name.

Review the options and select "Finish" to export your contacts to a CSV file.

Step 2: Convert CSV to vCard Format
Once you have exported your contacts as a CSV file, you'll need to convert it to vCard format. There are several methods to do this, including online converters or specialized software. Here's how you can convert the CSV file to vCard using an online tool:

Visit a reputable online CSV to vCard converter.

Upload the CSV file you exported from Outlook.

Follow the website's instructions to complete the conversion.

Download the resulting vCard (VCF) file to your computer.

Step 3: Import vCard to Your Desired Application
With the vCard file in hand, you can import it into your chosen email client or application. The steps to import vCard files may vary depending on the software you're using. Here are generic steps for importing a vCard:

Open the email client or application you want to import the vCard into.

Locate the import or contacts section. It may be labeled as "Import," "Add Contact," or something similar.

Choose the vCard (VCF) file you downloaded earlier.

Confirm the import and follow any additional prompts to complete the process.

Your Outlook contacts are now successfully converted to vCard format and imported into your chosen application. They are ready to be used, shared, or synchronized across different platforms.