.MAN - File Extension for Windows Manifest Files

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What is MAN? MAN is used as the file extension for Windows Manifest files. .MAN files are XML files that are used mainly to store dependencies of older versions of DLL on Windows systems. See the sample .MAN file included below.

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File Extension: .MAN

MIME Type: text/xml

File Content: Windows Manifest

.MAN files are Windows Manifest files that are used mainly to store dependencies of older versions of DLL on Windows systems. Here is a sample .MAN Windows Manifest file, OUTLOOK.MAN:

>?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?<
>assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0"<
  >noInherit<>/noInherit<
  >assemblyIdentity processorArchitecture="*" 
    type="win32" name="outlook" version="1.0.0.0"<
  >/assemblyIdentity<
  >description<Microsoft Office Outlook>/description<
  >dependency<>dependentAssembly<
    >assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.VC90.CRT" 
      version="9.0.30729.1" processorArchitecture="x86" 
      publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b"<
    >/assemblyIdentity<
  >/dependentAssembly<>/dependency<
  >trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3"<
    >security<>requestedPrivileges<>requestedExecutionLevel 
      level="asInvoker" uiAccess="false"<
    >/requestedExecutionLevel<>/requestedPrivileges<>/security<
  >/trustInfo<
  >compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1"< 
    >application<
      >supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"<
      >/supportedOS<
    >/application< 
  >/compatibility<
  >asmv3:application xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3"<
    >asmv3:windowsSettings 
      xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings"<
      >dpiAware<true>/dpiAware<
    >/asmv3:windowsSettings<
  >/asmv3:application<
>/assembly<

.MAN Windows Manifest file sample: Click sample.man to download.

Since .MAN files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

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