.ACTION File Extension

File Type:
Automator Action

Having trouble opening .action extension? Don't panic! This page explains what action files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open action files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ACTION file?

Action file extension has Automator Action file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

Commonly used by Automator, the file provides a particular action, which users may combine with more actions, creating an automated process. Such processes are typically stored in .WORKFLOW documents.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

action file icon
File Type:
Automator Action
Executable Files

How to open ACTION file?

Double click the action file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .action extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the action extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the action file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ACTION files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Automator Apple Automator

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the action file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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