How To Open MANIFEST files


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It is easy to open a MANIFEST file with Free File Opener. Just follow these steps:

  • STEP 1
    Download Free File Opener
  • STEP 2
    Click the Open button
  • STEP 3
    Select your file and click OK

That's it, you have opened your MANIFEST file with Free File Opener!

What is a manifest file?

A MANIFEST file is an Extended Markup Language (XML) document and contains metadata about the application with which it is bundled. The MANIFEST file functions to indicate which assemblies to bind to when an application is running.

There are a number of different types of MANIFEST files. An application’s manifest file accompanies “isolated applications” that have self-contained assembly files. Likewise, “side-by-side assemblies” are accompanied by an assembly manifest file, with shared or private assembly data associated with the Windows Registry. The MANIFEST file helps to manage compatibility issues in different versions of Microsoft Windows. Some manifest files contain the EXE file extension after the MANIFEST filename.  Other examples of program files are FORJ and H.

Open manifest files with Free File Opener

If you have received a file with a manifest file extension and need to open or view the file, Free File Opener can help. With Free File Opener, you have a free file viewer that allows you to open all document files quickly and easily. You can also open and view over 200 other types of files including spreadsheets, pictures, movies and music files. The best part about Free File Opener is that it is a Free download!