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.MANIFEST File Extension

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Windows Application Manifest File
DeveloperMicrosoft
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3.7 (14 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategorySystem Files
File Format Description

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.

Program(s) that open .MANIFEST files
Updated 12/20/2012

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File TypeSteam Manifest File
DeveloperValve
Popularity
1.4 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryMisc Files
File Format Description

File used by Valve Steam, a content delivery application used for downloading video games; related to .ACF files and used in the process of downloading and updating purchased games from the Steam online store.

Program(s) that open .MANIFEST files
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Updated 10/3/2011