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prp39 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 5, 2010 7:31 PM
I want to export my address book to a file so I can import it into an Outlook contacts. I can export the vCard but I can only export one file at a time. If I select to export the 'All Contacts' under Groups it still only does one vCard at a time. How do I export all of my vCards easily to a file and then import to Outlook?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,030 points)
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    Jun 5, 2010 8:21 PM (in response to prp39)
    Click once on "All Contacts", and then once on any of the names showing. Click on the Edit Menu and choose "select all" and then go to File Menu and select Export -> Export VCard. I just tried it and it resulted in one file containing all my contacts.
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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,270 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 8:41 AM (in response to prp39)
    It's not Address Book. It is Outlook. Outlook does not support the v.3 spec. Therefore, it only reads the first card and has no idea that there might be more.
    If you open the exported vCard file with a text editor, you will see all the cards.
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  • umparrothead Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 9:11 AM (in response to prp39)
    Use Automator to export individual vCards from your Address Book. Do this:

    Automator vCard Instructions: 1. Open Address Book. 2. Select entries you would like to export as individual vCards. 3. Open Automator. 4. Select Custom Workflow. 5. Add the following workflows in this order: Get Selected Address Book Items, Export VCards. 6. Change the setting in the Export VCards flow item to "Individual VCards". 7. Select a folder to export the VCard files. 8. Click Run.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.2 C2D, 4 GB RAM, 160GB 5400rpm, 128MB 8600M GT, 15" - 2nd Gen iPod Touch, 8GB
  • Steel Dragon Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 9, 2010 10:59 AM (in response to umparrothead)
    awesome!! worked fast and flawlessly. i always wondered what the Automator was for. this is the first time i've used the app. thanks for the directions
    17" Macbook Pro i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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