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ACTION file format description

Many people share .action files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .action file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .action files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.action - Automator Action

The ACTION application files are related to Mac OS X Automator. The ACTION file is a Automator Action file. Automator is an application developed by Apple for Mac OS X that implements point-and-click (or drag-and-drop) creation of workflows for automating repetitive tasks into batches for quicker alteration.

Mac OS X Automator
Application files
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Automator Action related extensions:
Macromedia Extension Plugin 32
iPhone / iPod Application
Mac OS X Kernel Extension
Bada Application
PNaCl Executable
Shockwave Flash

Naturally, other applications may also use the .action file extension. Even harmful programs can create .action files. Be especially cautious with .action files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .action file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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