Notes about the MANIFEST file extension:
Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.
The MANIFEST file type is primarily associated with 'Windows' by Microsoft Corporation. Windows XP has a new look. Older Windows applications use the older Windows look even though they may use the same controls to create the look. A .MANIFEST file, which is an XML document, can be created to tell XP to use the newer look with the older program. In use, the .MANIFEST file is given the same name is the program in question with .MANIFEST added after the .EXE extension (e.g., PROGRAM.EXE.MANIFEST). The .MANIFEST file is saved in the same directory as the .EXE file that it is meant to affect.
Detailed information for file extension MANIFEST:
File classification: XMLIdentifying characters
Hex: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D , ASCII: ?xml version=
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database
Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.