Open ACTION file

The most common choise: Apple Automator action script

How to open Apple Automator action script .action files

action file icon Have you had trouble opening the action file on your computer? What are action files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is action file?

Files with .action file extension are saved action scripts for Automator app.

Apple Automator action script description

The action file extension is associated with Automator.

The action files contains specific action, which can be combined to create automated process.

Default system Automator actions files are located in:


An user Automator actions files are located in Library/Automator folder under macOS operating system.

Apple Automator application and script functionality is the native part of Apple macOS (MaC OS X).

Suggested software to open action file

Mac OS X Automator

Utility used to create customizable automation scripts, routines


A Unix-based desktop operating system for Apple Mac computers

Mac OS X

Unix-based operating system for Apple Mac computers

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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