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Convert OLM to VCF Format- Best 2 Methods

How to quickly convert OLM files to VCF files using two different methods. easy conversion of OLM files to VCF using both a manual process and a third-party tool.

Let us begin by understanding what a VCF file is and its usage. VCF is a standard format that is used for storing contact information. Some of the parameters that a VCF contains are name, contact number, address, email address, and any other information related to the contact.

Since the VCF file format is supported by a wide variety of apps it is generally used for transferring contact information between apps or between systems.

There are multiple ways we can convert OLM files to VCF format. Let us now take a look at some of the ways that we can use it.

Converting OLM Files To VCF Files Using Manual Method

The first and foremost requirement to use this method is that the OLM file shouldn’t be orphaned. The file should be linked to its server. This allows us to access it through Outlook as we use the in-build functionality of Outlook in this method.

Follow the steps below to know how to use this method:

Steps To Convert OLM Files To VCF Files

  • Open Outlook of your system.
  • Go to the contact folder and open the contact that you want to export.
  • With the contact open go to the file menu and click on the save as option.
  • Select a destination for the file and click on the save button.

Limitations of Manual Method

One of the biggest limitations of the manual method is that the contact has to be saved individually one by one. In other words, it is not possible to convert a batch of contacts from the OLM file to a VCF file together. This can be a major deal breaker for many professional users since it is time-consuming when the user has multiple files they want to convert to VCF format. Also, with the manual method, we can’t convert orphaned OLM files to VCF files.

Professional Tool to Convert OLM Files to VCF Files

As we have seen with the manual method there are a lot of limitations. For a professional user with a lot of files to convert into VCF format. It is not possible to use the manual method as it is very time-consuming when converting a large number of files. But using the OLM Converter Tool developed by SysTools we can easily convert OLM files to VCF format in batches. The tool is available for both Windows and Mac OS systems.  it can also be used for converting orphaned OLM files to VCF files. Let us now look at how we can convert OLM files to VCF files using a professional tool.

Steps For Using Professional Tool

  • Open Outlook and export data as OLM files by going to File>export and selecting file format as OLM. (Ignore if you already have an OLM file)
  • Download install and open the tool.
  • Browse the data from the OLM file and select the contacts to want to export.
  • Select file format as VCF.
  • Select a destination for the export file and click on Export.

Once the process is completed your OLM files will be converted to VCF.

Some Additional Features Of The Tool

This tool offers a lot more advanced features and options other than converting OLM files to VCF  files. Some of them are as mentioned below:

  • Supports exporting Email, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and many more from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook.
  • Ability to choose to add a folder option to convert OLM files in batches.
  • Ability to save Mac Outlook emails into PDF format with attachments for easier access without Microsoft Outlook.
  • Option to convert OLM files into different formats like PST, EML, EMLX, MSG, MBOX, ICS, VCF, HTML, CSV, and PDF formats for easier compatibility with various software.
  • Ability to split large PST files into small parts to avoid various corruption issues.
  • Selective data can be exported using various filters based on time (date filtration).
  • Ability to preserve on-disk hierarchy even after exporting files
  • Supports OLM files created from Outlook 2011,2016 and 2019.
  • Support to export group contacts into CSV and MSG format.
  • Ability to Merge Multiple PDF and ICS files into a single file format.
  • Ability to select and export multiple Mac OLM files together.


In this article, we have seen how we can convert OLM files to VCF files using various methods. We have also discussed how the manual method isn’t for everyone since each contact has to be exported and that process is very time-consuming. We recommend using the professional method for most users since it makes the whole process much easier and safer.

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