How to Read a VCF File With a Text Editor

VCF files, also known as vCard files, are digital, or virtual, business cards. They contain contact information, such as name, address, phone number and email, and are used by various applications which manage addresses and contacts. They can also be used to send contact information electronically, by attaching them to emails: the receiver downloads the VCF file from the email, and then imports it into his contact manager software. These files typically only contain text, so if someone sends you a VCF file and you don't have a contact manager, you can read the information using any basic text editor.

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Open your text editor, such as Windows Notepad or Microsoft Word.

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Click “File.”

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Click “Open.”

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Set it show all files by selecting “All Files” from the drop-down menu.

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Find and highlight the VCF file you want to read.

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Click the “Open” button.