Did your computer fail to open a CDF-MS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CDF-MS files.
What is a CDF-MS file?
A .CDF-MS file is a ClickOnce Compiled Manifest file. The .cdf-ms file extension is used for a Windows system file format, which was developed by Microsoft. Also known as ClickOnce Deployment binary manifest files, these CDF-MS files are binary versions of files in the MANIFEST format. These .manifest and .cdf-ms files can be created through the use of Visual Studio, which is a program that was also developed by Microsoft for authoring software tools and applications.
A CDF-MS file contains binary source code that is associated with a certain .manifest file. These MANIFEST files are in turn associated with DLL (Dynamic Link Library) modules. These .manifest and .cdf-ms files are generated when an associated DLL is integrated with ClickOnce Deployment functions. Just like other system files, these .cdf-ms files are not meant to be opened. These contain binary code that is not human-readable.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Suggest another file format using extension CDF-MS
While we know of one file format using the .CDF-MS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CDF-MS file.
Various CDF-MS file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of CDF-MS files. Remember, different programs may use CDF-MS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.