Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to BeatingAround)
What system are you using? If it's Lion did you try the following:
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 com.apple.iWeb iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi Old Toad. Yes, I've tried that. I keep getting:
"iWeb can’t open file ~/Desktop/Domain.sites2.”
(I restored it to my desktop but same seems to happen no matter where.)
I created the domain with a different user name. Because of all sorts of problems with this Mac, I had to wipe the whole disk and reinstall with a new use name. Could that be part of the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to BeatingAround)
Since the previous didn't help try:
- move the domain file from your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder to the Desktop (already done I guess from your post).
- launch iWeb, create a new test site, save the new domain file and close iWeb.
- go to the your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder and delete the new domain file.
- move your original domain file from the Desktop to the iWeb folder.
- launch iWeb and try again.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks again, Old Toad, but no I still get this message: Can’t open file “~/Desktop/Domain.sites2.”
When i try to restore the file in the first place from Time Machine I'm told: The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access “Domain.sites2”.
But it seems to transfer it anyway -- although, as I say, it then won't open. Could the file be corrupted? Seems unlikely if I've tried to transfer it from different dates in Time Machine. I believe IWeb doesn't like opening domain files from differetn users, and as I say, I had to start a new account when I wiped the machine.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to BeatingAround)
Try running Disk Utility on your Time Machine hard drive and see if that will help. Otherwise ask in the OS X forum that you're running, Lion?