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What are MANIFEST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MANIFEST file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MANIFEST files.

What is a MANIFEST file?

MANIFEST files have multiple uses, and Windows Application Manifest is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Windows Application Manifest

Windows Application manifests are used by developers to enable Windows features in their applications.

Among other things, by using a manifest, the developer can instruct Windows to enable user interface components with the newest modern look when running on a more recent version of Windows instead of the standard user interface component look.

A manifest can also force an application to always run with Administrator privileges.

These files are written in XML format, a structured text format that can be viewed with any text editor.

How to open MANIFEST files

We have identified three MANIFEST openers that are compatible with this specific type of MANIFEST file.

Programs that open Windows Application Manifest files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: December 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MANIFEST

While Windows Application Manifest is a popular type of MANIFEST-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MANIFEST file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Unity Asset Bundles Manifest

We know that one MANIFEST format is Unity Asset Bundles Manifest. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Microsoft Office Picture ManagerMicrosoft Office Picture ManagerUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
DiffVueDiffVueUser submitted
AViCAD ProfessionalAViCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerDiscontinued

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