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    Open .vcf Files in Excel

    I am downloading several 1000 ( thousand ) names, addresses, city,
    state, zip, telephone number files from a website and the names
    can only be saved as .vcf files.

    However, I would like to open all of these files in Excel so that I
    can clean up all of the information.

    I have downloaded several test names with .vcf extensions in a
    Documents/Download directory and now I am trying to find a way
    to open all of these files in Excel at the same time....not one file
    at a time.

    Is there a way to do this or is there a conversion file that would be
    helpful?

    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: Open .vcf Files in Excel

    Good afternoon scotfitz
    Quote Originally Posted by scotfitz View Post
    the names can only be saved as .vcf files.
    However, I would like to open all of these files in Excel
    Would you be able to post a (small) .vcf file so that we can take a look at one, and perhaps make suggestions from that basis?

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    Re: Open .vcf Files in Excel

    try here only $15
    http://3d2f.com/programs/52-659-vcar...download.shtml scroll down to
    Vcardconvert 1.2
    saves all .vcf into one .slk which can be opened with excel
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    Re: Open .vcf Files in Excel

    Hey try this link - http://www.softspire.com/vcard-converter.html, supports multiple formats - Excel(XLS), CSV and PST(Outlook).

    This will help you export vCard files to Excel file with all fields.YOu can easily open VCF files in Excel with this tool...

    Try it... its a worth tool

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    Red face Re: Open .vcf Files in Excel - SOLVED

    I know this is a little old but my cell phone service provider just added an extra digit to all cell numbers. What a pain to amend by hand. Bit of Google and I came across this post and thought I would give it a go.

    So, I backed up my phone's contacts (the LG KP500 is a cheap but pretty clever "smart phone") onto the micro SD card (I don't have a USB cable), removed the micro SD card and put it into my PC, created a copy of the .vcf file with a later date time file name, opened the new file with Excel 2010 (accepting the default settings for a non-native file type) and had a bit of a play.

    I did a find and replace on the line with the numbers in it (see below) and, very slowly intially, did a replace one-by-one. Eventually I found it was not coming up with any false positivies so I clicked "replace all". I also tidied up some of the contact names.

    Replacing the micro SD card in the phone, I cleared all the numbers off the handset, did a restore from the new .vcf file on the micro SD card, did a check, and all is well. 200+ contacts updated in 10 minutes rather than hours.

    For info, my excel commands were:

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    (adding the new digit between the international dialing code and the first digit of the local number, so +6707123456 became +67077123456).

    Please do a few tests first and check the results to ensure you have got teh find and replace right.

    I was too scared to delete any unwanted contacts as I thought there might be some sort of algorhytm that tied them all together, but I don't think it would be a problem, espescially if you have kept the earlier .vcf file if something goes wrong!

    Enjoy, this is a really easy fix.
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    Simply change the .vcf file index to .xls then you can read the file in Excel.

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