How to easily import multiple vCards into Google Contacts

Google Contacts (the old version) allows you to import VCards, but you will have to import them one by one, this is clearly not very practical if you have more than 3 contacts that you want to import (you lazy!). Fear nothing, there is an easy workaround, you’ll merge your vCards before importing them, here’s how you do it.

Step 1: Merge your vCards into one vCard

On Windows

  1. Navigate an open the directory than contains your VCards, right click on that directory and choose “Open command window here”
  2. Enter this command line to produce a file called all.vcf, this file will contain all the vCards:
    for %f in (*.vcf) do type "%f" >> all.vcf

On Linux or Mac

  1. Open your terminal and navigate to the directory that contains your vCards, something like this:
    cd ~/my_vcards/
  2. Run this command to merge those vCards
    cat *.vcf > all.vcf

Step 2: Import into Google Accounts

Go to the old Google Contacs and import the file all.vcf that you created a minutes ago and that’s it, easy stuff!

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