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Personal Address File
FedSoft *

A good replacement for Windows CARDFILE!
(Version 1.24 was released on 18 November 2016)

Download Links Contents Contact Info and Support Pricing and Registering
addrfile.zip Primary (419 KiB)
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(version 1.24),
Batı Ataşehir,
İstanbul, Turkey.
+90-532-407 8419.
+90-216-688 3074.
E-mail form

Free (for those who do not want to pay money)
10 USD (for those who can afford it)

For information about which option applies to you, see end of this page.

Hashes and Alternative Download Methods
cksum output  : 371633501 429443 addrfile.zip
md5sum output : a991a1f4aa5d39a09d8316039b826cb3 *addrfile.zip
sha1sum output: 67d4cc12a9ad0b736f54aa4106e2af0e526369a6 *addrfile.zip
eDonkey link  : ed2k://|file|addrfile.zip|429443|e138ae0320a21873f10707274a026f0a|/

Main Features

Single and small .EXE file; no separate .DLL, .VBX, .OCX, etc.

32-bit program that can run under Windows 7 - 11 (64-bit) environment.

Simple and easy to use text editor.

Ability to read .CRD (Windows CardFile) files.

No practical limit in the number and size of cards.

No advertisements, spyware, etc.

Option to compress and/or password protect (encrypt) the data file.

Automatic backup copy creation of the previous version of the data file.

Option for periodically saving a special copy of the data file (for crash recovery).

Option to save the data file in an alternate location (mirroring).

Export to .TXT (text) files.

Print whole data file or selected card.

Can create Windows shortcut to start program and open a data file automatically.

Can store frequently used searches for doing quick searches.

Ability to update phonebook entries of some mobile phones.

Phone dialer.

Option to start external programs and to launch default mailer and browser from hyperlinks.

Random string (password) generator.

Product Information

ADDRFILE is a utility which can be used for keeping personal address information. For example, you can keep people’s addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. It is similar to the old Windows CARDFILE program and it can read (.CRD) files created by that program. You can use this program to keep personal notes too, just as you can use NOTEPAD for this purpose. However, by using this program, you can organize your data and access any information you need more easily.

Information is stored normally in CSV format, so you can import files created by ADDRFILE to other programs, like Microsoft Excel. You can save to and read from TXT files also. You can optionally encrypt and/or compress your CSV files.

Using ADDRFILE, you can read and update phonebook entries of your mobile phone using Serial, USB, Bluetooth, or Infrared (IrDA) connection to your PC. Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola, and Siemens mobile phones are known to work with ADDRFILE.

ADDRFILE has an integrated phone dialer similar to, but better than the one in CARDFILE. Another useful feature is the ability to execute system commands stored in your data file.

This program was written mainly to overcome some limitations of CARDFILE. For example, in CARDFILE the size of card cannot be larger than 12×40 characters including the index line. In ADDRFILE there is no such limitation. The main philosophy behind this program is its simplicity and easiness of use.

ADDRFILE Program Window

ADDRFILE runs on 32 and 64-bit Microsoft Windows environments (like Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 10, or 11). It gets an optional parameter indicating the address file to be opened and edited. The window displayed when you run the application contains a menu bar at the top, a status bar at the bottom, a card index list at the right, and a multiline edit box at the left. The text displayed within the edit box at the left is related to the card selected from the index list at the right. The index value of a card is the first line of the card data. When you start with an empty address file, the first thing you must do is to add a new card and then edit the contents of this card. Then you need to save your address file to disk.

To install the program, unzip the file you downloaded into an empty directory and create a shortcut to the executable file. The program name in the shortcut may be followed by the path name of the address file to be edited. If you have more than one address file, then you can create multiple shortcuts.

To uninstall the program, delete the directory containing the program files, any shortcuts and data files you created, and the branch HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FedSoft\AddrFile from your registry.

For more information, refer to the associated ADDRFILE.HLP and README.TXT files which can be found in the .ZIP file.

* Company Information

What is FedSoft? FedSoft is a fictitious company. I do not own a company, neither am I thinking of owning a company. However, any Windows software which uses the Windows Registry needs to specify a company and a product name under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE. For this purpose I invented the name FedSoft and this name remained as the name of the company developing this software. For more information about me (=FedSoft), please have a look at my CV.

Registration Information

Is this software freeware or shareware? ADDRFILE is freeware for those who cannot afford to pay money for personal usage of such a program. However, those who can afford to pay 10 USD or those who want to use this program in a commercial environment need to get a valid and permanent licence.

What does this mean? This means that you have two options:

  1. You can register online for free. This is only for personal usage and the registration code you get is valid only for the current PC. If you change your PC or your operating system, you will need to register again. Otherwise you will get the This program is not licensed! warning. Freely registered users may not get support if they ask questions about ADDRFILE. They can only get help from the Help file (ADDRFILE.HLP) and this page.
  2. You can get a permanent licence by donating an amount equivalent to 10 USD per user and use the same code even if you change PCs or operating systems. This is a special code tied to your name. To get support from me, you need to have a permanent licence. To register, please follow the instructions given for NOTEFILE registration or contact me. If you plan to use the program in more than one system or want to get a site licence, then please purchase several licences according to the table below:
Number of systems:Licences to buy:
1 *1 (donate: 10 USD)
2-52 (donate: 20 USD)
6-253 (donate: 30 USD)
26-1254 (donate: 40 USD)
unlimited5 (donate: 50 USD)

* Note that, for personal usage of this program in two different (like home and office) computers, one licence is enough.

For more information, refer to the help topic for the Registration command in the Help file (ADDRFILE.HLP).

Frequently Asked Questions

Please, click on the topic you are interested below:

+ Can I use ADDRFILE under Vista or Windows 7? Is it possible to use ADDRFILE on 64-bit versions of Windows? Do you plan a 64-bit version of ADDRFILE? Why ADDRFILE Help is not available under Vista or Windows 7?

+ Is there a version of ADDRFILE for Linux? Do you have any plans of doing a Linux version in the foreseeable future?

+ How do I merge two address files? How do I split an address file into two files? How do I recover a deleted card from a backup file?

+ What is an autosave file? Why do I get the message There is an autosave file with the same name. Do you want to open that file instead? when I try to open a CSV file?

+ Can I run multiple instances of the Personal Address File program?

+ I’d like to know if I can use the ADDRFILE from a CD or compact flash disk.

+ How do I encrypt my files? Is ADDRFILE’s encryption secure? I lost or cannot remember my password. How do I recover my password or data?

+ Is it possible to spread viruses with ADDRFILE files?

+ Which files do I need to back up?

+ When I open my NOTEPAD TXT files or any text file, ADDRFILE drops (loses) the first character in the file. Why?

+ How can I modify the index line of a card? I try to modify the first line of the card, but this change is not reflected in the Address Index List.

+ Is there a way to get rid of the most recently used file names in the File menu when these files no longer exist or not wanted to be listed?

+ What is the size limit of each card? Is there a size limit for the whole file?

+ Is there a functional difference between a permanent licence and a freely obtained one?

+ What is the meaning of this error message?

+ Can I change the print font to get a better looking output?

+ It would be nice to be able to print a list of the right side (Index) of the program as well as the whole card.

+ Is it possible to print a file and have a new page start at the beginning of a card, rather than the next page starting part way through the card on the previous page? When I print a file can I change the default font?

+ I maximized the window and I can’t restore it now. The Restore button flickers and changes to a Maximize button, but nothing happens. Why?

+ The program opens in the middle of the screen. But when I open a CSV file, the program window shifts to the right so that the right end of the window, including the window controls on the title bar, are off the screen. I can reposition the window without problem, but would rather the window didn’t shift.

+ My index window is narrow; shows two characters. I must set it to normal default width using the keyboard. I am blind using Jaws, speech and Braille.

+ I cannot open your web page?

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