Recover Deleted VCF File from Memory Card/iPhone/Android

Roxanne updated on Sep 22, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

This page shows how to recover deleted or lost VCF file from memory card with powerful file recovery software in 3 simple steps. If you lost contacts in a VCF file, try the provided method on this page to retrieve now.

VCF Overview - What Is a VCF File

A VCF file, also known as vCard, is a standard file format for storing contact information for a person or business. It includes a name, address, phone number, email address, and other contact information. VCF files also support custom fields, images, and other types of media. Windows users can open vCards using the included Windows Contacts program. Mac OS X users can open vCards with the included Contacts application. iPod and iPhone users can load vCards directly into the device's Contacts app. Android users can also load vCards using the Contacts app bundled with the operating system.

VCF files may be created from other file formats. For example, .XLS or .XLSX files can be saved as .CSV files in Microsoft Excel then converted to VCF files using simple converter programs, such as CSV to vCard.

VCF File Lost Causes (Main Reasons)

But sometimes, these VCF files might lose due to various reasons such as accidental deletion, card formatting, virus attack, etc.

  • Accidental Deletion

This would be the most popular reason. You accidentally delete files from Memory card, SD card or other devices. And you fail to restore files from the Recycle Bin.  

  • Careless Format

When you are managing your VCF files, you may press the wrong button and format the files. Or there is a message popping up - "You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it". And you format it.

  • System Crash

Your phone or your computer crashed when you are looking through the messages. As a result, most of the VCF files are lost.

  • Virus Attack

Your phone or your computer is attacked by a virus. And the virus may delete your VCF files or lock your contacts.

How to Recover VCF Files from Memory Card (Easy and Quick)

When one of the causes happens, you will lose all the contact information including names, phone numbers, email addresses, contact addresses, photographs, custom field, and other information. In this case, how to recover VCF file from memory card becomes a question that you concern the most. Here, powerful and easy-to-use data recovery software is recommended as the best solution for VCF file recovery.  

With an intuitive interface, EaseUS disk data recovery software is the best VCF file recovery software. It recovers all types of lost files: photos, documents, videos, audio, emails, compressed files, etc. This software also recovers deleted and formatted data from different data loss situations.

Step 1. Select the memory card and scan

Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software on your PC. Click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning process to finish.

After the scanning process, you can check and filter wanted files in this program. Click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type.

select the memeory card files

Step 3. Recover wanted files.

You can directly double-click the files to preview and see if the files are all right. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

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How to Recover Contacts from Your Phone

If you lost VCF files from a phone, you can still get them back.

For iPhone Users:

If you lost iPhone contacts, you can get your deleted contacts back with iPhone data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver. You can restore the contacts deleted from your iPhone either with or without backup. In addition to contacts, this software also supports the recovery of iPhone photos, videos, reminders, messages, call history, notes, and more.

Guide: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone

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For Android Users:

If you lost Android contacts, call logs and more, EaseUS MobiSaver for Android App can help. This software can get back lost android data easily without a computer.

Guide: Recover Deleted Contacts on Android

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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