Open ACTION file

Apple Automator action script

What is action file? Understanding and opening action files

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Apple Automator action script

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

Further details

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).

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Mac OS X Automator

Utility used to create customizable automation scripts, routines

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A Unix-based desktop operating system for Apple Mac computers

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Mac OS X

Unix-based operating system for Apple Mac computers

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