How to Export Contacts From Mac OS X Easily

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Want to export contacts from Mac OS X but don't know how to do it? Read this iMobie guide to learn how to export single, multiple or all contacts from mac computer.

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Aug. 17, 2015

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How to Export Contacts From Mac OS X Easily

How to Export Contacts From Mac OS X Easily

Mac OS X allows us to store people's contacts information on the built-in Mac Contacts app. With time, we may have stored a lot of contact information on our machine. Sometimes, people want to export some friends or family member contacts information from their Mac Contacts app. In this guide, we will show you how to export contacts from Mac OS X.

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Part 1. How to Export All Contacts from Mac OS X Contacts App

Step 1. Open up "Contacts" on OS X.

Step 2. Click on "All Contacts", and then hit "Command+A" or Select All.

Step 3. Click on "File" menu of Contacts app, choose the "Export" menu, and then choose one between the "Export vCard" and "Contacts Archive".

"Export vCard" will generate a VCF (vCard) file that is universal standard and would be compatible with many platforms, such as, other Mac OS X app, iOS, Windows, Android, Blackberry, etc.

"Contacts Archive" will generate an .abbu file, which is a proprietary format for Contacts app and the Address Book app from older version of OS X.

How to Export Contacts From Mac OS X Easily

How to Export Contacts From Mac OS X Easily

Step 4. Save the file to the target place for saving or viewing.

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Part 2. How to Export a Single Contact from Mac OS X

Step 1. Open Contacts app on Mac, and then locate the individual person contact information you want to export.

Step 2: Select the contact you want to export, and then go to File > Export > Choose one from Export vCard and Contacts Archive. Or you also can right-click the chosen contact > Export vCard to export a single contact.

How to Export a Single Contact from Mac OS X – Step 2

How to Export a Single Contact from Mac OS X – Step 2

Step 3: Set up the output folder for the single contact.

Part 3. How to Export Multiple Contacts from Mac into vCards

Step 1. Run Contacts App on your Mac > Hold on Shift or Command key to choose multiple contacts.

Shift – choose multiple contacts that are continuous.

Command – choose the multiple contacts that are random and not continuous.

Step 2: Right click the chosen contacts > Choose Export vCard… > Set up output folder for the exported contacts.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it isn't hard to export contacts from Mac OS X? Once you get contacts from Contacts App on Mac, you can save them for backup or share them with friends, even can use AnyTrans to add them to iPhone iPad by following this guide: How to Add Contacts from Computer to iPhone iPad >

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