MANIFEST File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a MANIFEST file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MANIFEST files.
What is a MANIFEST file?
Files with the .manifest extension are used to update older Windows programs. These files enable the associated programs to be used with the Windows XP or Windows Vista user interfaces.
The reason for the creation of the MANIFEST files is that older versions of Windows have a different look than the newer versions that are released by Microsoft. The MANIFEST file is what Windows uses to update the look of older applications on the computer when the newer operating system is installed.
While the functions of the associated program will remain the same once the MANIFEST file is active, the look of the application reflects the look of the newer Windows operating system.
How to open MANIFEST files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MANIFEST for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MANIFEST openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension MANIFEST
While we know of one file format using the .MANIFEST 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 .MANIFEST file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of MANIFEST files. Remember, different programs may use MANIFEST files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|Microsoft Web Platform Extensions||User submitted|
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter Professional||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Flash Movie Player||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional English||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office Picture Manager||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|