Create multiple Vcards from Address Book at Once


Is there a way to create multiple and separate vCards from my Address Book on my Mac? I know I can grab a group or “All Contacts” onto the desktop and it will make a single vCard with all of the contacts inside of it. But, what if I wanted to make a separate vCard for each user? I don’t want to drag and drop for each name. It will take forever!


Yes. That would be a pain. Fortunately, you can do this easily and quickly. Below are the two ways to create vCards from your Address Book.

  • To create a single vCard with multiple entries inside of it: Highlight/Select and drag more than one card out of the Address Book window or choose a group to drag onto your desktop.
  • To create multiple vCards at the same time: Hold the Option key when dragging multiple cards (or a group) out of the Address Book window.

TIP: If creating multiple vCards at once create an empty folder to drop them into for easily handling.


Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.


  1. Stuart Galloway-Walker on June 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks Lena. A useful tip which also works on PC with Outlook, but doesn’t seem to be covered in the Outlook help.
    Cheers, Stuart

    • Lena Shore on June 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

      You are very welcome! Glad it helped!

  2. Mohammed Akram on July 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

    extremely thankful for the advice

  3. complanet on July 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

    i tried all other methods but this was so simple yet effective than all

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