Opening CDF-MS files

Did your computer fail to open a CDF-MS file? We explain what CDF-MS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CDF-MS files.

What is a CDF-MS 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 source code that is not human-readable.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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