How to Open vCards

By Brendan O'Brien

A vCard is a virtual business card that allows you to easily send your contact information to another person on the web or through email. In addition to using many standard email clients that come installed on your Windows computer, you can view a vCard with one of several vCard viewers offered on the web today. A bit of advice though: Do not pay for a vCard viewer, as there are plenty of free ones on the web.

Step 1

Open a vCard in Outlook 2003 by opening the email in which the vCard is contained and double clicking on the vCard file. Select "Save and Close" in the vCard. It will show up in your Outlook contacts.

Step 2

Open a vCard in Windows Live Mail by saving it to your desktop, then opening your Window Live Mail application. Hit the address book icon in the bottom left corner of the window and hit the "Show Menu" icon in the upper right corner. Scroll down and click "Import." Scroll over and click "Business card (.VCF)." Browse for the vCard you saved in Step 1 and click the "Save" button.

Step 3

Open a vCard in Outlook Express by saving it to your desktop and opening Outlook Express. Click "Tools" in the main menu bar and select "Address Book," then click "File" in the main menu bar. Scroll down, click "Import" and scroll over and click "Business Card (vCard)." Browse for the vCard you saved in Step 1 and click the "Save" button.