What is a .CACTION File And How To Open It – Apple (Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .caction extension, but you are not sure what it is? 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 .caction file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CACTION file?

The file extension .CACTION is Automator Converter Action. This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. This file belongs to the text format and it is a executable file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .caction file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CACTION file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CACTION file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CACTION file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .caction file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Xcode software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Automator and Apple Xcode.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CACTION 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Xcode software that 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 .CACTION file?

If you cannot open the .CACTION file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CACTION file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cad – BobCAD-CAM, .cad – Autodesk, .cadc – Corpatla, .cadoc – Crick Software, .caf – Apple. 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 .CACTION file with the Apple Xcode, Apple Automator programs on Mac.