APPXMANIFEST file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.appxmanifest - Windows 8 App Package Manifest Data

The APPXMANIFEST development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The APPXMANIFEST file is a Windows 8 App Package Manifest Data. An app package is a container based on the Open Packing Conventions (OPC) standard.

Microsoft Visual Studio
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Windows 8 App Package Manifest Data related extensions:
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XQuery Update Data
IBM Rational XDE SMX Data
Egison Source Code
MOPEKS Method File
dBASE IV View File

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

Can't open a .appxmanifest 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 currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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