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How to Import vCard to Outlook Mac

Kerry Morris ~ Published: 18-Sep-2017 ~ Mac ~ 4 Minutes Reading


Recently our machine administrator sends distribution lists to the entire staff to move it into MS Outlook. He generates it with the help of Windows PC version. Now, the issue is, many of them are using Outlook 2016 Mac version and when they tried to import these VCF files into Outlook for Mac, they fail in their task. Moreover, in my machine, I have received an error “No importable cards are found.” I do not know how to import vCard to Outlook Mac? Therefore, I would like to know a method to perform this task in a secure way. Please tell me if I need to convert anything. It will be really helpful.

Just like the above-mentioned query, various users, as well as organizations, want to know a proper technique to add VCF files to Outlook for Mac. However, it is not so simple or straightforward to move these files. Here, in this blog, we are going to learn a manual trick for the same, but first, it is important to know the reason behind this migration.

Suggestion for Windows Users: In case, you wish to move the vCard files into PST Oulook for Windows, then also you need not have to worry about it. You can take the help of a third-party tool, namely vCard Importer which will successfully import multi-contact VCF into Outlook.

Responsible Factor behind to Import vCard to Outlook Mac

In every second organization, users like to access their database in Outlook. This is due to its attractive feature suite and the simple interface. It is available in different versions and apart from Windows, users can even access in Mac. As the matter of fact, vCard is the file format that stores the contacts, sometimes users need to add them into Outlook for Mac. Once added, users can easily use these contacts in Mac Outlook 2011 or 2016 without any issue and can speed up their work.

Two Methods to Add VCF Files into Outlook Mac

As we know, vCard is the virtual business card, which you may exchange with people just as you share a paper business card. When you receive the vCard appended to a mail message, then you can easily store the vCard as your contact.

To import vCard to Outlook Mac 2016 you need to follow these steps as mentioned below:

  • First, open the message, which consists of the attachment of vCard. The extension of vCard is always .vcf
  • Now, double-click on the attachments
  • As soon as you click on it, vCard opens in Contacts window
  • Finally, on Contact tab, you need to hit on Save & Close

To import vCard to Outlook Mac 2011 follows these steps as stated:

  • Firstly, copy VCF files to your Mac machine. You can use a USB/ an external hard drive in order to do so.
  • Now, open Outlook 2011 and click on the option of “Contacts”
  • Hit inside the center panel in Outlook window. In case you have Outlook, which is configured to exhibit Reading Pane, then click in upper-right panel of Outlook
  • After this, choose all the vCard files
  • In the final step, drag and drop all of them into the center of Outlook panel or upper-right panel.

As we can see, users need to follow different steps according to the edition of Outlook. Moreover, each step should be implemented accurately to avoid any kind of problem.

To Wrapping It Up

Migration is always been a tough task for users whether it is about moving the entire data or only the contacts. However, it is required many times to meet the requirement of the business. This is the reason; many users wish to know Import vCard to Outlook Mac. After considering their need, we have gone through a method to attain this task.

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