How to open a file with .MANIFEST extension?

File Type : Windows Visual Stylesheet XML File (Microsoft Corporation)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .MANIFEST file

Searching for the right program to open .MANIFEST files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.

We recommend that you run a free scan to check for missing drivers.


What is .MANIFEST file extension?

XML document that describes the manifest, or package contents, of a Windows software application; used by various Windows technologies for configuring and deploying software, including ClickOnce and the Common Language Runtime (CLR); often seen with the compound ".exe.manifest" file extension. MANIFEST files are typically only used by software developers. However, end users may also see MANIFEST files in temporary directories after opening ClickOnce applications from a link in a Web browser. You generally should not manually edit or delete these files, or the ClickOnce application may stop working. You can visit the Manifest File Schema page to view the XML schema for MANIFEST files. NOTE: MANIFEST files are often compiled into .CDF-MS files, which allow the underlying software to have faster access to the application parameters. Therefore, you may see CDF-MS files alongside your MANIFEST files.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open MANIFESTfiles:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft ClickOnce
  • Heaventools Application Manifest Wizard
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Other Text Editor