How to Edit VCF File in Excel (with Easy Steps)

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Indeed, Microsoft Excel excels at arranging and manipulating data. Now, what if you need to edit a VCF file in Excel? With this question in mind, this article shows a step-by-step guide on how to edit VCF file in Excel. Moreover, we’ll also discuss editing VCF files in Notepad.

What Is a VCF File?

First and foremost, let us dwell a little upon what a VCF file is.
VCF stands for Virtual Contact File (vCard) which is the common file format for sharing and archiving contact information in Windows and other operating systems. Furthermore, the most useful and convenient feature of VCF is its ability to save a variety of information for each contact, including name, phone number, contact image, email, and address.

How to Open and Edit VCF File in Excel: 3 Easy Steps

The screenshot below is an overview of this article which demonstrates how to edit a VCF file in Excel. In the following sections, we’ll go through the steps with the necessary illustrations.

how to edit vcf file in excel

Here, we have used the Microsoft 365 version, you may use any other version according to your convenience.

📌 Step 1: Open the VCF File

At the very beginning, we’ll open the VCF file in Excel, so just follow along.

  • First, open a blank workbook in Excel >> click the File tab in the top-left corner.

Open the VCF File

  • Next, click the Open button >> select the Browse option.

Browse for file

  • Now, select the All Files option >> choose the VCF file, here it is Contacts.vcf >> hit the Open button.

Choosing vcf file

📌 Step 2: Import and Edit the VCF File

At this time, we’ll import the VCF file into Excel using the Text Import wizard which imports text data from an external file into Excel. Hence, just follow the steps shown below.

  • Second, choose the Delimited option >> click the Next button.

Import and Edit the VCF File

  • Afterward, insert a check mark for the Tab, and Semicolon delimiters >> in the Other field, insert a Colon >> press the Next button.

Selecting delimiters

  • Following this, press the Finish button to conclude the importing process.

Finishing import

After completing the above steps, the results should look like the image given below.

how to edit vcf file in excel

  • Not long after, edit the Excel file according to your preference. In this case, we’ve edited the Contact numbers and Email addresses.

Editing imported vcf file in excel

Lastly, after applying some formatting, the output should look like the picture given below.

Applying formatting

📌 Step 3: Save the VCF File

In the third and final step, we’ll save the VCF file as an Excel file, therefore, let’s go through the steps.

  • Third, navigate to the File tab >> click on Export >> choose the Change File Type option >> select the Workbook (*.xlsx) format and double-click.

Save the VCF File

  • Finally, enter a file name, for instance, Editing VCF File.xlsx >> hit the Save button.

how to edit vcf file in excel saving as excel file

How to Edit VCF File in Notepad

If the first method is too much work and you’re in a hurry then, you can utilize the Notepad application to open and quickly edit a VCF file. So, let’s see it in action.

📌 Steps:

  • Initially, press the WINDOWS button on your keyboard >> select the Notepad application.

How to Edit VCF File in Notepad

  • Then, click on File >> choose the Open option.

Opening VCF file

  • Next, select the All Files option >> choose the VCF file, for example, Contacts.vcf >> press the Open button.

Now, this opens the VCF file in the Notepad application.

how to edit vcf file in notepad

  • In turn, edit the text values, like we’ve edited the Contact numbers and Email addresses.

Editing the vcf file in Notepad

  • Eventually, move to File >> Select the Save option to save the updated VCF file.

saving the edited vcf file in notepad

Practice Section

We have provided a Practice section on the right side of each sheet so you can practice yourself. Please make sure to do it by yourself.

Practice Section for how to edit vcf file in excel

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In short, this article shows a step-by-step guide on how to edit VCF file in Excel. So, read the full article carefully and download the free workbook to practice. Now, we hope you find this article helpful and if you have any further queries or recommendations, please feel free to comment here.

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