What is a .ACTION File And How To Open It – Apple


Have you downloaded a file with .action extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .action file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ACTION file?

The file extension .ACTION comes from Automator Action. The creator of this file extension is Apple. The file is a executable file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .action file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ACTION file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ACTION file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ACTION file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .action file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Automator software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ACTION file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Automator software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ACTION file?

If you cannot open the .ACTION file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ACTION file.actm – Autodesk, .actx – Invisionsoft, .acv – Adobe Systems, .acw – Microsoft, .acww – Animal Crossing Wild World Pattern File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ACTION file with the Apple Automator program on Mac.