There seemed to be a variety of tools out there for download that would help with this task but I was looking for a free solution. So after jumping through a couple of simple hoops, I was able to get them into Outlook.
Here is what I did:
- Log in to any Gmail account that you might have and go the Contacts area - you can create a new folder for these temporary contacts but it did that automatically for me with a folder called "Imported 6/4/2013". Now import your vCard file into your Gmail Contacts.
- Select all of the contacts that you just imported and now export them out of Gmail. Choose "Outlook CSV file" as the export type. (Note : When I click the "Export" button in the export wizard, nothing happened. I found a tip that suggested that I click "Classic Contacts" at the bottom of the Gmail window and it reverted back to an old version of the contacts screen and then the export worked fine.)
- Now go into Outlook, and go to File -> Open & Export -> Import/Export (in the case of Outlook 2013, it may vary but it will be similar in other versions of outlook.) Now in the import/export wizard, select "Import from another program or file" and then "Comma Separated Values" (CSV), select your CSV file that you exported from Gmail and then select your Contacts folder as the destination.
Now you should have all of your Contacts imported into Outlook!