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What are MANIFEST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MANIFEST 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 MANIFEST file?

MANIFEST files have multiple uses, and Windows Application Manifest is one of them.

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 3 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: May 31, 2022

More file formats using the MANIFEST extension

Through our research of MANIFEST files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Unity Asset Bundles Manifest

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
Microsoft Office Picture ManagerMicrosoft Office Picture ManagerUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
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BandizipBandizipUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
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Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted