Thursday, August 01, 2013

easily importing Nokia contacts into other apps with vcf support

Guest post from V:

Create a back up of contacts using application on the Nokia phone. By default it will be saved as Backup000.NBF. The extension looks strange, but the file is similar to an archived file like .zip

Open Backup000.NBF using any archive manager and navigate to /predefhiddenfolder/backup/WIP/32/contacts Extract the folder containing all contacts as .vcf files to another location

Open Terminal and navigate to the folder containing the .vcf files. [Alternate method: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal adds a right-click “Open Terminal” option into the Nautilus File Manager in Ubuntu.]

Once inside the folder on Terminal, use: cat *.vcf > combined.vcf to combine all .vcf files into a single file.

This file can now be easily imported into Google Contacts or any other application that accepts .vcf files

Edit: There is one more elaborate method of VCF multiple contact import given at

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