Microsoft Outlook has certain limitations, that it is not able to export multiple Outlook contacts to single VCF file format at once. In Outlook you need to save PST contacts one by one using Save as an option.
Moreover, there is another method available that will let you convert multiple Outlook contacts into vCard but those methods further have the limitation that all the contacts get saved as multiple vCard, not in single vCard.
How to Export Multiple Outlook Contacts to Single VCF File-Manually
As we said above you can save Outlook contacts individually in VCF format using Outlook. But Outlook does not provide any techniques to merge all contacts in single vCard. So, in this section, we are going to discuss a free manual technique that will allow you to combine all Outlook contacts into single VCF file.
To export multiple Outlook contacts to single VCF file format we are going to use the Gmail account and the whole manual process will be completed in two steps. In the first step, we will convert Outlook contacts into CSV and in the second we will convert exported CSV contacts file into CSV file format using Gmail.
Step 1 Export Outlook Contacts in CSV file format
1: First, open your Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
2: Click on the File option from the menu bar.
3: After that, click on the Open & Export option.
4: Now, go for the Import/Export Wizard option.
5: After that, click on Export to a file option
6: Now, select the Comma Separated Value option.
7: Select the PST contacts file from the folder list
8: After selecting the PST file now, select the destination location to save the file
9: Click on the Finish button to start the process.
Step #2 Convert CSV Contacts to Single vCard.
1: Open any internet browser and log in to the Gmail account with valid login credentials.
2: Click on the Gmail option from the left upper corner and select the contacts option.
3: Select more option and choose the import option from the dropdown list.
4: After that, import contact dialogue box will appear on your screen.
5: Choose the CSV file that you have been exported from MS Outlook.
6: Now click on the import button
7: Once the contacts are imported to Gmail, select All contacts option from the above dropdown list
8: After that, click on the More option and choose Export from the dropdown menu.
9: Choose Selected Contacts option then select the vCard format option from the Export Contacts dialogue box.
10: Now, click on the Export button to start the process to convert multiple Outlook contacts into VCF file format.
11: After completing the process, click on the Save File option to combine all contacts into single VCF file.
12: Now you can view .vcf file in the download folder.
Commercial Solution to Combine all Outlook Contacts into Single VCF File
The manual method containing the countless amount of steps. That makes this easy process very time-consuming and complicated. Also, there is no surety that this technique will effectively complete the process of merge all Outlook contacts in single vCard without any data loss.
Therefore, most of the professionals not recommended this method. So in this troublesome situation, try an automated solution to export Outlook contacts to Single vCard. PST to vCard Converter tool comes with the separate option to combine all Outlook contacts into single VCF file and gives surety of no data loss during the process,
Here are the working steps of the tool
Step 1: First, download and install the software on your Windows machine
Step 2: Click on the Add File option to open Add File and Add Folder pane.
Step 3: Now, choose to File or Folder to add PST contacts file
Note: If you have configured Outlook profile, then Select auto detects Outlook PST file. It will automatically detect your contacts file from your computer.
Step 4: Once the file is added to the software start the scanning process and after scanning completed successfully you can able to view all your contacts with its attributes.
Step 5: Now, click on the Export button to choose an export option.
Step 6: From Export Options select single vCard option
Step 7: Choose the destination location to save the resultant single VCF file.
Step 8; After all the settings, click on the Export button to start the process.
If you want to merge all your Outlook contacts in a single place, then vCard is one of the best formats for combining all PST contacts. Hence, here in this article have discussed manual as well as automated techniques that will surely help you in order to combine all Outlook contacts into single VCF file.