Create multiple Vcards from Address Book at Once

June 6, 2011 / Updated: June 6, 2011 / Lena Shore


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

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

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

    extremely thankful for the advice

  3. 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

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