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9/23/09
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chriswat

Is there a way to import multiple vCards to Gmail contacts manager!

pls help
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fuzzymo
9/29/09
fuzzymo
I think you would have better luck trying to import in CSV format.
TTUK
10/28/09
TTUK
Yes - you need to concatenate all the VCFs in to a single file
...if you're using windows:
# get a command prompt
Windows_Key + R
run: cmd
# change to the directory where all your VCFs are stored
d:
cd \my_vcfs
# Run this command
copy /B *.vcf all_in_one.vcf
 
Then just upload the "all_in_one.vcf" file to google and it will grab all your contacts in one go
jackhab
11/18/09
jackhab
Thanks a lot, TTUK! You just saved me a lot of pain transferring vcards from Nokia to HTC Hero.
Skandi
12/30/09
Skandi
Great man....
matty gek
1/30/10
matty gek
Hi guys this work great thanks a lot ! however all you who dont fully understand i will try and put a video on youtube explaining or the man who wrote the link could ??? 

1simple
6/3/10
1simple
It's good but not perfect. No I have only ONE contact in Gmail with 328 phone numbers and emails (plus notes). I could import the file and it merges all my vCards, BUT... is not working for me, I need each vCard to be a contact and I need to import them all for once to my Gmail contact list. How? Still not answered.
Thanks anyway, it's a nice trick! =)
IFolarin
7/15/10
IFolarin
:@1Simple, I got the same result when I imported my contacts after following the instructions above. When I opened the vCard in a text editor I discovered that the reason all the contacts were imported as 1 contact with all the other contact details included in that one contact is because the program you created the vCards from did not add an extra line or space at the end of the vCard so that when you concatenated as directed above you will see END:VCARDBEGIN:VCARD preceding every new contact record except the first - meaning, techincal this is one vCard. The solution is to use search and replace to search for VCARDBEGIN and replace with VCARD BEGIN (Introduce a space between VCARD and BEGIN). The space should sort it out and you should get all your contacts imported.
Google user
7/17/10
Google user
maravilloso realmente un aporte invaluable. muchas gracias
zingermc
8/12/10
zingermc
Great idea, TTUK!
If you're on Linux, OSX, etc., you can use

# change directory
cd vcf_directory

# concatenate files into a single .vcf
cat *.vcf > all_in_one.vcf

Hooray!
ManuKst
8/14/10
ManuKst
I tried it with cat, as zingermc proposed. But however Google adds just one contact, where lot of data was mixed up.

Could it be the reason, that "cat" concatenates the vcards without any line break after each file, which causes the error? Because in some lines the syntax is like "END:VCARDBEGIN:VCARD" without any space in between.

I'm using cat (GNU coreutils) 7.4.
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stollge
4/18/11
stollge
The simplest way to import VCards to Gmail (at least on a iMac) is to open the Address Book and highlight all the entries then R click and Save As;- VCards.vcf to DeskTop. Drag to Applications. In Gmail contacts go to import choose VCards.vcf from Applications and import. I hope this is helpful.
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