Wondering about exporting Google contacts to VCF file but don’t know how to do it? There is no problem! Today, we will show you how to convert Google contacts to vcard format regardless of the number of Google accounts. So let us start.
This query taken from Quora states the need of a Gmail user. The user wants to know how to save Gmail contacts to hard drive in an efficient manner. The query is presumed to be asked for a single account.
This query taken from spiceworks states the need of a G suite user. Although the user found a way to export Google contacts to vCard, he/she is unable to move contacts from multiple Google accounts at once.
After going through the queries, it is clear that there are two situations regarding the export of contacts from Google accounts:
We have described Proven methods for both these situations. Read and follow the techniques as per requirement.
Tip: To convert only specific contacts, you can also select contacts from the list before clicking the Export button.
To export Google contacts to VCF / vCard file from multiple accounts of a domain, go for the next method.
Tip: Choosing EML, MSG or MBOX makes sure that contacts are export in vCard format. While if you choose PST, then the contacts will be converted into PST file.
There are several problems that user comes across while implementing the native method to export Google contacts to VCF file. Some of them are discussed below:
This problem arises when the user is using the old Google layout for contacts. There, the Export option is available in the More settings. If you simply use the given Google contacts web-address, the options will be designated at the optimal places.
This is a common problem with Google contacts export function when using the .csv format. If you isolate the contacts having several lines in a separate group, this problem can be avoided. Other alternative would be to open the file in a compatible application and edit the contents.
There are several reasons to export Google contacts to VCF file. Some do it simply for Google contacts backup, while other wish to move the contacts to other email clients. Whatever the reason, it is clear that one needs to convert contacts from a single Gmail account or from multiple accounts of a G Suite domain. In this blog, we have defined techniques to export contacts from G Suite to vCard for both these situations. Several common problems are also discussed for the convenience of users.