• Full name
    Microsoft Visual Studio VSIX Manifest
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
Have you encountered a problem with a VSIXMANIFEST file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a VSIXMANIFEST file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your VSIXMANIFEST file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a VSIXMANIFEST file

How to open a VSIXMANIFEST file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the VSIXMANIFEST file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a VSIXMANIFEST file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support VSIXMANIFEST files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a VSIXMANIFEST file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all VSIXMANIFEST files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with VSIXMANIFEST there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the VSIXMANIFEST file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the VSIXMANIFEST file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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