Recover Deleted VCF File from Memory Card/iPhone/Android

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.

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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. Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS memory card recovery software on your PC. The SD card will be listed under the Devices section. Choose the SD card and click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will generate a quick scan and then a deep scan. The deep scan is powerful enough to find all lost files that even lost file names. 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, like photos, documents, videos or emails...

select the memeory card files

Step 3. You can directly double-click the files to preview the content. 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.

recover memeory card files

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

recover iPhone contacts

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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Written by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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