Converting VCF (Vcard) files into CSV files from your Mac

What is a VCard?

vCard, also known as VCF (Virtual Contact File), is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards can be attached to e-mail messages, sent via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), on the World Wide Web, instant messaging, NFC or through QR code.

How do you open a Vcard?

Windows users can open vCards with Windows Contacts and Microsoft People (bundled with Windows) and Microsoft Outlook (an email client included with Microsoft Offlk   \or the third-party Flexibits Cardhop app.  Vcards can also be imported into Goj-

To cover most users, this tutorial is going to show you how to do this from a Mac and also using Google contacts.  


  • Open the Contacts app on your Mac.
  • Go to File/New Group
  • Name it so that you have a distinct place to add the contacts.

If you are using contacts already in your Contacts app:

  • Select contacts you want
  • Drag them into the new group.

If you are importing from a file saved on your computer:

  • Drag the file into the new group

Continue to Export

  • Open the Numbers app on your Mac computer/laptop (keeping the contacts window open)
  • Choose New Document 
  • Choose Blank (spreadsheet) and open it.
  • Switch back to the Contacts app (make sure you keep the contacts window small enough so you can see the spreadsheet in the background)
  • Select all of your contacts in the new group and drag them onto the new blank spreadsheet in the Numbers app.
  • You should now see all of the imported contacts appear in your Numbers spreadsheet.
  • You may notice that your column headers will have colons or other symbols, clean those up so that there are only the words and not the symbols.  
  • From the Numbers program, select File > Export To… > CSV.  Do not check any of the boxes.
  • Name your file and where you want it saved.
  • Then Import into contacts in Harbor Marketing