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.SCPT File Extension

File TypeAppleScript Script File

DeveloperApple
Popularity
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CategoryExecutable Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is an SCPT file?

An SCPT file is a compiled script created with Apple's Script Editor. It is written in AppleScript, an automation scripting language used by Mac computers. SCPT files may be written manually or generated by recording actions.

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Screenshot of a .scpt file in AppleScript Editor 2.9

SCPT file open in AppleScript Editor 2.9

Completed AppleScripts can be compiled into executable programs or run within the Script Editor application.

AppleScript was introduced in 1993 when system 7.1.1 of the classic Mac OS was released. It is built into all versions of macOS (OS X) and is utilized by end-users primarily to control applications and access or modify data and documents on the OS. However, average macOS users will never see the SCPT file.

You can edit SCPT files with AppleScript, which is an editor packaged with macOS. The program comes with debugging capabilities and can handle other AppleScript files such as .APPLESCRIPT and .SCPTD.

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Programs that open SCPT files
Updated 12/2/2016

About SCPT Files

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