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How to Batch Convert Outlook Contacts To vCard For Lotus Notes Address Book?

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Apart from emails, calendars, notebook entries on a client like Lotus Notes or otherwise, even contacts are an important component as it tends to contain professional as well as personal information of people that we communicate on a daily basis or alternatively. However, the same applies to Outlook, though the storage in both the clients is entirely different. Hence, in order to view Outlook contacts in Lotus Notes, it is necessary to export Outlook contacts to vCard for IBM Notes Address book due to the lack of a direct method. The need of such migration may occur in two basic circumstances like:

  • Transfer of contacts due to change in job
  • Working with multiple email applications

Although, plenty of procedures are available to transfer Outlook contacts to vCard for IBM Lotus Notes Address Book but users usually target manual ones. To get the task done, what users try is the following procedure:

Note: The drawback associated with manual procedure is that you have to repeat the steps every time you export an Outlook contact into vCard file to be imported into Lotus Notes address book.

Export Contacts from Outlook:

  1. Create a New Folder on Desktop and name it as ‘Contacts’. This folder will be used to save exported Outlook contacts.
  2. Open Outlook application; open Contacts folder and select the contact you need to export.
  3. Follow the steps to proceed further:
  4. In Menu bar>>Select ‘File’ >> ‘Save As’ option.
  5. In Save As window >>Type Contact Name.
  6. Select destination path as Desktop and click on ‘Contacts’ folder, created previously.
  7. Click on Save.

NOTE: Selecting multiple contacts for Save As will not create contact(s) in vCard format; rather, a text file will be created consisting of all the selected contact’s information.

Import Contact in IBM Notes:

  1. Open Lotus Notes and from Contact menu, select Import. In dialog box, choose vCard for file type. In addition, select one or more vCard files and proceed by clicking on Open.
  2. Click on next to preview contacts or follow the self-explanatory steps to manage the contact fields.

Since the aforesaid procedure is a complex and lengthy and indirect method of exporting Outlook PST contacts to Lotus Notes. You have to repeat the procedure every time you export Outlook contact and import it in Lotus Notes.

Avail an Easy and Direct Solution for Exporting Bulk Contacts

The time consuming procedure compel user to find around for the solution that can migrate batch Outlook contacts to vCard for Lotus Notes Address Book. The solution for the problem is a commercial Turgs PST Contacts Wizard software that helps convert multiple Outlook contacts to vCard format at one once. The software offers various beneficial features that include user-friendly interface, batch conversion, selective conversion, etc. The application supports all The Outlook as well as Windows versions that makes easy for users to operate it.

Advantages of the Software

  • No any file size limitation
  • Safe and secure process
  • No Outlook installation required
  • Supports all Windows OS
  • Preview all contacts details

Once the PST Contacts are moved to vCard format. Then, one can easily import the data after conversion to IBM Lotus Notes for work continuation.

The Final Words

Contacts play an important role for the work continuity. Many times the need arises in front of users due to which they need to move batch Outlook contacts to vCard for Lotus Notes Address Book. In the above-discussion, we have discussed two ways to perform data conversion in an efficient manner.

Apart from emails, calendars, notebook entries on a client like Lotus Notes or otherwise, even contacts are an important component as it tends to contain professional as well as personal information of people that we communicate on a daily basis or alternatively. However, the same applies to Outlook, though the storage in both the clients is entirely different. Hence, in order to view Outlook contacts in Lotus Notes, it is necessary to export Outlook contacts to vCard for IBM Notes Address book due to the lack of a direct method. The need of such migration may occur in two basic circumstances like:

  • Transfer of contacts due to change in job
  • Working with multiple email applications


Although, plenty of procedures are available to transfer Outlook contacts to vCard for IBM Lotus Notes Address Book but users usually target manual ones. To get the task done, what users try is the following procedure:

Note: The drawback associated with manual procedure is that you have to repeat the steps every time you export an Outlook contact into vCard file to be imported into Lotus Notes address book.

Export Contacts from Outlook:

  1. Create a New Folder on Desktop and name it as ‘Contacts’. This folder will be used to save exported Outlook contacts.
  2. Open Outlook application; open Contacts folder and select the contact you need to export.
  3. Follow the steps to proceed further:
  4. In Menu bar>>Select ‘File’ >> ‘Save As’ option.
  5. In Save As window >>Type Contact Name.
  6. Select destination path as Desktop and click on ‘Contacts’ folder, created previously.
  7. Click on Save.


NOTE: Selecting multiple contacts for Save As will not create contact(s) in vCard format; rather, a text file will be created consisting of all the selected contact’s information.

Import Contact in IBM Notes:



  1. Open Lotus Notes and from Contact menu, select Import. In dialog box, choose vCard for file type. In addition, select one or more vCard files and proceed by clicking on Open.
  2. Click on next to preview contacts or follow the self-explanatory steps to manage the contact fields.


Since the aforesaid procedure is a complex and lengthy and indirect method of exporting Outlook PST contacts to Lotus Notes. You have to repeat the procedure every time you export Outlook contact and import it in Lotus Notes.

Avail an Easy and Direct Solution for Exporting Bulk Contacts

The time consuming procedure compel user to find around for the solution that can migrate batch Outlook contacts to vCard for Lotus Notes Address Book. The solution for the problem is a commercial Turgs PST Contacts Wizard software that helps convert multiple Outlook contacts to vCard format at one once. The software offers various beneficial features that include user-friendly interface, batch conversion, selective conversion, etc. The application supports all The Outlook as well as Windows versions that makes easy for users to operate it.

Advantages of the Software

  • No any file size limitation
  • Safe and secure process
  • No Outlook installation required
  • Supports all Windows OS
  • Preview all contacts details


Once the PST Contacts are moved to vCard format. Then, one can easily import the data after conversion to IBM Lotus Notes for work continuation.

The Final Words

Contacts play an important role for the work continuity. Many times the need arises in front of users due to which they need to move batch Outlook contacts to vCard for Lotus Notes Address Book. In the above-discussion, we have discussed two ways to perform data conversion in an efficient manner.

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