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Import multiple contacts from .vcf vCard file

Please provide an option import and export individual as well as group contacts from VCard or .vcf file for efficient handling/management of Contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

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  • Benoit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft developers are not as good in coding as open source community developers... They don't know what word "standard" means.

  • Benoit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Option asked from 2016 and not done yet ??? Microsoft is wonderful. No care of customers.

  • Fred commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can't believe this isn't already supported. PLEASE add the functionality

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please do this. The workaround is vintage old-school Microsoft: Instead of importing them one by one, just convert them to .csv one by one and then import it! Uhhhhhhhhhh no. Please fix this, show us the new Microsoft that everyone's cheering for!

  • John Schneider commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Your forcing me to dump this Outlook 365 and go back to an earlier version. I'm an engineer and don't have the time or will to do 500 contacts one at a time.

  • Duke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    outlook has been around for many many years and on many many computer. why in the world, MS team cannot develop a small program within outlook to import BULK VCF .
    Going via Gmail contacts to cvs tthen import to outlook contacts is just to cumbersome.
    I have 4.5k of contacts but for some reasons, my samsung sync to outlook has encountered error. something wrong with the sync markers.
    Wish MS can just have a easy way to import mass vcf.

  • waiolasmith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is all possible with conversion of PST to VCF format. The vCard holds MS Outlook contacts to share them on different email clients as well as smart Converters like Blackberry, iPhone etc… You can export Outlook to vCard manually or choose a PST to vCard exporter to successfully accomplish the task.

    Visit at ; https://www.osttopstapp.com/vcard-export-import.html

  • ScottGrabs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please. Why do we even have to ask you. M$ is recently bragging that Outlook App is an Android Users Best Friend. THis default method of importing Android contacts into Outlook would go along way toward that best friend thing...

  • Simon (link) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow the import of multiple .vcf contacts from a single file (eg one exported from an Android device).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With all that MicroSoft is trying to do building relationships with its customers, I am amazed that they pay so little attention to the tools that make using their products easier for those customers. This is a prime example of their lack of perception and commitment to customer service. Get on with it MicroSoft.

  • KDP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have over 365 contacts in icloud that I used to be able to use my outlook for before Windows updates. I want those contacts back in my Outlook on my computer

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am shocked that this is not supported, if you import a bulk .vcf cCard file you have to click add for every single vCard with Outlook. That doesn't work when your user has 4.5k contacts.

    WORKAROUND FOR NOW: Create a gmail account, bulk import vCard file to gmail contacts (where the import IS supported) then export contacts from gmail to an Outlook formatted .csv file. Then you can bulk import contacts to Outlook via .csv file.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be very important convince people who needs this option for voting this idea. With 193 votes I guess Microsoft won't do anything for solving this.

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Request that a bulk import from a vCard file be supported by Outlook. Ever since the upgrade to Windows 10 I have lost my iCloud Contacts in Outlook, I receive the message 'The set of Folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened'. The only way I have read in Outlook Help is to import the contacts individually to a csv file which is more than a bit tedious. Do you have any better ideas?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When exporting contacts from MAC Contacts, importing the VCFs should be able to read all the VCFs included in the file and not limit to one

  • Mark Bevan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its absurd that you have to go via another Microsoft program (windows contacts) or Gmail to import multiple contacts into Microsoft contact management software (Outlook).

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