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Two .site files open same site

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Apr 26, 2012 2:56 PM

I edit two sites via iWeb.  I've always opened the .site file to keep the sites seperate.  The have different names and are different sizes (500mb vs 181mb).  At some point when I opened either .site file I get the same site, the smaller one.  I'm stuck.  I'd hate to loose all the work I have in the larger site (the backups are also opening the smaller site).  Any thoughts?



iWeb '08, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • josemari Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to gbsales)

    Open the large site. If the small site shows, minimize it. Then click on the iWeb icon in the dock. The large site should come up.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to gbsales)

    To open your domain file or to switch between multiple domain files Cyclosaurus has provided us with the following script that you can make into an Applescript application with Script Editor. Open Script Editor, copy and paste the script below into Script Editor's window and save as an application.

    do shell script "/usr/bin/defaults write iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"

    delay 1

    tell application "iWeb" to activate


    You can download an already compiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.


    Just launch the application, find and select the domain file you want to open and it will open with iWeb. It modifies the iWeb preference file each time it's launched so one can switch between domain files.

    WARNING: iWeb Switch Domain will overwrite an existing Domain.sites2 file if you select to create a new domain in the same folder.  So rename your domain files once they've been created to something other than the default name.


    Note:  this app edits the iWeb preference file each time it's run so that when you select a domain file to open that file will be the one that opens. (The app was designed primarly for use with Lion but works just as well with earlier systems.



  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to gbsales)
  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to gbsales)

    The two above posts are assuming that you are using Lion yet your first one states that you are using Snow Leopard. Which is it?

  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to gbsales)

    With Lion you need to use the little application helper to open diferant iWeb domain files.


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