How to Import Multiple vCards Into Gmail

By Kirk Bennet

VCard files have a ".vcf" file extension and are used to store contact details such as names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Although a vCard typically stores the details of a single contact, you can use it to store dozens of contacts and transfer them all at once to Gmail. If you have multiple vCard files, you can merge them into a single VCF file. Importing a single file of your business contacts into Gmail saves you precious time.

Merging Multiple vCards Into a Single vCard

Click the "Start" button and select "Computer" from the menu to open the native file manager.

Select all vCard files. Hold "Ctrl" and click each VCF file to select multiple files or press "Ctrl-A" to select all files in a folder.

Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the vCard files to the system clipboard.

Select a destination folder for the VCF files and press "Ctrl-V" to paste them into the folder. All vCard files must be placed in the same folder.

Click the "Start" button, type "cmd" in the search box and press "Enter" to launch the Command Prompt.

Type the letter of the drive that contains the folder with your vCard files and press "Enter" to switch to that drive.

Type "cd" followed by a space and the full path to the folder that contains the VCF files and press "Enter" to switch to it. For example, type "cd Example/vCardFolder" to switch to the vCardFolder folder.

Type the following and press "Enter" to create a vCard file containing all contacts from all VCF files:

copy *.vcf merged.vcf

You can replace "merged.vcf" with any other name.

Importing the VCard File Into Gmail

Launch your Web browser, navigate to Gmail and log in to your account.

Click "Gmail" near the top of the page and select "Contacts" from the menu.

Click "Import Contacts" at the left and use the file browser to select the VCF file you created earlier.

Click the "Import" button to import all contacts at once into Gmail. A new group is automatically created for the new contacts.