VCF Files are Missing Mistakenly!
One Netizen James asked this question online: “Is there any way to recover VCF files on my phone after deleting them? Sadly (and carelessly) I do not have a backup of my contacts (unless they are automatically synced to somewhere, Google perhaps). P.S. Phone is HTC Desire on Froyo.”
This is a typical VCF files recovery issue which is caused by accidental deletion. Other causes of VCF files loss include card formatting, virus attack, etc. And you can also find more solutions and explanations in our previous official post: The Most Awesomely Tool to Recover VCF Files for You.
In fact, VCF, an acronym for Virtual Card File, is the format of phone contact. VCF file, also commonly referred to as vCard, is the standard file format that is used to store contact information including contact name, address, email address, phone number, and more for individual and business users in a digital file format. Usually, most mobile phones enable you to insert a memory card to extend the limited internal memory, and your VCF files are stored in the memory card.
So, recovering VCF files actually means recovering phone contacts from memory card. And you can find the solution in the following part.
How to Restore Deleted VCF Files from Memory Card
If you have the habit of making and upgrading backup of your phone, once you delete VCF files by mistake, you can find them back through your previous backup file.
However, it’s most likely that there is no available backup file for you to use. As long as the original VCF files are not overwritten by new data, you are able to restore them by using a piece of reliable and professional VCF files recovery software. Here, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is an excellent option for you.
About MiniTool Power Data Recovery
As a dedicated data recovery program designed by MiniTool Solution Ltd, this software owns five recovery modules: Undelete Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, CD/DVD Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, and Damaged Partition Recovery to recover all your lost files from computer hard drives, CD/DVD discs and digital media devices (flash drive, mp3 player, digital camera, memory stick, memory card, and more).
In addition, the supported Windows OS are various, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2012.
Good news is that the Free Edition allows you to recover 1GB totally without paying any cent. Since VCF files don’t occupy so much size, you can download and install it on your computer to have a try.
How to Retrieve VCF Files by Using This Software
In order to recover phone contacts from memory card, you should apply the module “Undelete Recovery”. Please see the specified steps as following:
Supported that memory card (H 🙂 is the target.
Step 1: Connect your phone (with memory card inserted) to your computer and open the software to enter its main interface. Then click on “Undelete Recovery” to enter the next interface.
Step 2: The memory card as well as computer hard drives will be listed on this interface. Just select the memory card you want to recover and click on “Scan” to start the scanning process. If the target memory card is not displayed on this interface, you need to press the lower left side button “Refresh” to make the software detect it until it appears on the interface successfully.
Step 3: When the scanning process is finished, you will see that the resulting interface with all scanned VCF files is displayed on the middle section. Select one and click on the right button “Preview” to verify it. Then, choose the ones you want to recover and press the lower right side button “Save” to choose a proper path to save them. Usually, to prevent data from being overwritten, it is not recommended to save them on the original memory card.
With these three steps, the deleted VCF files are stored on the specified path and you can view them directly. And of course, you can transfer them to your phone memory card then and use them directly.
Thanks to MiniTool Power Data Recovery, your lost phone contacts are back now.
Moreover, “Damaged Partition Recovery” is specially used to recover data from damaged, RAW or formatted partitions. Accordingly, if you lose your phone contacts due to memory card formatting, you are able to recover them with this recovery module.
Though data recovery software can assist you to restore VCF files, it is still important for you to take some preventive actions to avoid these troubles. For instance, backup your phone contacts and upgrade it regularly; be careful to guarantee important data safety when you manage phone memory card with VCF files.
Even if phone contacts loss happens to you finally, just stop using that memory card immediately to prevent from data being overwritten which may cause files unrecoverable. Then, you can open MiniTool Power Data Recovery and choose a proper recovery module to recover VCF files.