.CONTACT File Extension

CONTACT files store contact information used in Windows Vista through Windows 10. These XML-based files include name, email, photo, number, address. Developed by Microsoft for the built-in Windows Con...

General Information

File Function

Title File Function
Primary Function Store contact information
Additional Functions Import, Export contacts
Features Structured data, VCard based

File Characteristics

Title File Characteristics
Quality Structured text
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Title Use Cases
Personal Management Yes
Business Communication Yes
Email Clients Yes

Security and Practices

Title Security and Practices
Security Risks Data interception, Phishing
Best Practices Encryption, Access controls

Historical/Version Information

Title Historical/Version Information
Initial Release Associated with software
Latest Version Varies by software

Associated Types

Title Associated Types
Similar Extensions .vcf, .csv, .ldif

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Outlook Paid Windows, Mac
Windows Contacts Free Windows
Apple Contacts Free Mac