Import / Export Contacts from Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard Files - Macintosh Contacts

Import contacts

  1. From the desktop, navigate: Finder > Applications > Contacts.
  2. Click File > Import.
  3. Select the .csv file then click Open.
  4. Click Import.

Export Contacts

Note Address Book Export does not support comma separated value (csv) file format.


  • From the Contacts window, drag contacts/group(s) to the desktop.
    Note The Address Book creates one vCard file with all the selected contacts.
  • Alternate method:
    1. From the Address Book window select the contacts or group(s).
    2. Navigate: File > Export > Export vCard.
    3. Enter a Save As name, select a Where location then click Save.
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