>> CDF-MS file

CDF-MS file format description

Many people share .cdf-ms files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cdf-ms file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cdf-ms files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cdf-ms - ClickOnce Compiled Manifest

CDF-MS file is a ClickOnce Compiled Manifest. ClickOnce is a Microsoft technology that enables the user to install and run a Windows application by clicking a link in a web page.

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ClickOnce Compiled Manifest related extensions:
Microsoft Help Validator File
Microsoft Help Compiled Help Data
Microsoft Help VTopic Definition
Microsoft Help Topic Definition
Microsoft Help Collection Definition
Microsoft Help Keywords Index

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cdf-ms file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cdf-ms files. Be especially cautious with .cdf-ms files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cdf-ms file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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