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so someone tells me i need to call a few people. they send me a vCard called contacts.vcf. i import it. i open my phone app and start to dial, but wait...i don't know their names.

How do i look up a recent vCard on my phone? How do i know who's contact i've been sent? when i navigate to a .vcf file, i can't open it. all i can do is import it. polaris office won't import/open it. is there an android txt editor i can use to peruse a vCard?

yours truly, Confused by vCards Note 3, kit kat

  • Have you tried opening the vCard using the default Contacts app? – geffchang Mar 17 '14 at 2:58
  • I think winrar or 7zip will be able to show you the insides of a vcard file. just try it. – akxer Aug 20 '15 at 15:15
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I think this app, Contacts VCF should do what you want. Shows the list of contacts inside a .vcf file.

The application allows you to open files with the extension of import contacts .vcf (vCard) as a phone book to add and edit the contacts, make calls. It can be used as an alternative to contacts Android. Get a copy of all the contacts from the device easily. Print out your contacts using the export to .txt or web page Was added inspector for the files .vcf

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You should be able to open a vCard file in any basic editor. Navigate using a file manager to open up the vcard in a text editor. It should display the contents.

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Use a text editor to open the VCF file. It should look like this:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
FN:****FIRST NAME******
N:******NAME*******;;;;
TEL;VOICE;PREF:********NUMBER********
END:VCARD

Replace all stars with the data's name that I provided between them.

You may use ES File Explorer to open VCF file as text.

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Depending on the version of Android phone you have, there's another way to open the .vcf file. Press and hold down the message. A message options will appear. Forward the message to someone who has an update Andriod phone. In my case I forward the message to my daughter. I have her hand me down phone Galaxy S and she has the Galaxy 5 (five).

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  • So what should she do with the forwarded message? You seem to have given half of the instructions. – Dan Hulme Dec 5 '16 at 11:38

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