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

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ACTION file extension - Apple Automator action script

What is action file? How to open action files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

action file icon: action filetype icon

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).

Updated: May 6, 2024

The default software associated to open action file:

Mac OS X Automator icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X Automator  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X Automator is utility used to create customizable automation scripts, routines developed by Apple and included in Mac OS X operating system.

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Use Automator under OS X (macOS) to edit action or create a new one or create MAC OS X application package from action to run script.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.action file to other formats.

Find conversions from action file:

action to pdf

List of software applications associated to the .action file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open action file, edit action file, convert action file, view action file, play action file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting action files.

Software that open action file - Apple Automator action script

Programs supporting the exension action on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Mac OS X Automator for open action file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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