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Unable to open my site in iWeb

251 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2012 9:59 AM by Old Toad RSS
Marion Dobbs Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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May 23, 2012 10:40 PM

I have two sites (i.e., two domain files), am running Lion, installed iWeb Switch Domain, and used it successfully for a while. Suddenly I couldn't see two of my album pages within the iWeb application. I could see all the photo pages connected to them, and I could see all the other album pages. The entire site publishes just fine and I can see the album pages online.

Now, just as suddenly, I can't even open either site! Not by clicking on one of the domains, not by using iWeb Switch Domain!


Help please.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,470 points)
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    May 24, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Marion Dobbs)

    In Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.


    To open your domain file in Lion 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.



  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    May 25, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to Marion Dobbs)

    Try resetting iWeb by doing the troubleshooting steps under "Fix iWeb" here...


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,470 points)
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    May 25, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to Marion Dobbs)

    Try Roddy's troubleshooting tips.


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