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CACTION file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.caction - Automator Converter Action

CACTION file is a Automator Converter Action. 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.

.caction file format description:
CACTION format
Mac OS X Automator
Application files
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Automator Converter Action related links:
Automator Converter Action related extensions:
Automator Action
Automator Workflow

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

Can't open a .caction 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.

The .caction file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Automator Action

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