The files with the MANIFEST extension contain information about the software packages contents to provide the installer with information about the location of the components inside the package.

They are commonly used by Android, Java and operating systems. It is used to configure and deploy software, including ClickOnce and the Common Language Runtime (CLR).

MANIFEST files are basically XML documents, which are often useful for software developers, but can also be used by other users.

Because they are XML-type files, to open them, it is enough to have a browser installed that supports this format or a text editor such as notepad.

MANIFEST files are often seen with the compound type extension, i.e for example:


You can open MANIFEST files using any text editing software or development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio Community or Apple XCode.

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