What are GMANIFEST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GMANIFEST file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GMANIFEST file?

A .GMANIFEST file is a Google Desktop Gadget Manifest file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open GMANIFEST files

Important: Different programs may use files with the GMANIFEST file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GMANIFEST file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different GMANIFEST openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 28, 2020

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GMANIFEST files. Remember, different programs may use GMANIFEST files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Google DesktopGoogle DesktopDiscontinued
Digg's Top Stories PluginDigg's Top Stories PluginUser submitted
McAfee SecurityCenterMcAfee SecurityCenterUser submitted
Google Desktop SearchGoogle Desktop SearchUser submitted

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