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Upgrade to Mountain Lion - Lost Some iWeb Sites

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Oct 8, 2012 4:45 PM

Not exactly sure what happened, and I don't know for sure it was the upgrade to Mountain Lion, but here's the background:


  • I have 5 iWeb sites uploaded to my ISP ( and they currently work fine.
  • Now, on my computer, I had 5 websites on one iWeb "Domain.sites2", but it was taking too long to publish one site change without going through a publish of all the 5 sites.
  • So I made 5 folders and copied the iWeb main "Domain.sites2" into each folder
  • Then I deleted all but one of the sites in each folder, leaving me 5 separate folders with one site in each folder.
  • This allowed me to update, publish, and work on each individually.
  • After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I opened my external HD (which has my Time Machine Backup) and deleted the old backups.
  • Then I did a complete new Time Machine Backup.
  • Now each of the "Domain.sites2" in each of the separate folders will open only the main website I created, the "Domain.sites2" still exists in the folders but they all open only the first site I created.
  • In fact, the "~/Library/Application Support/iWeb" folder is gone as well?
  • Note:  I do have a master website folder with each of the 5 websites in the separate folders, and the html & files are still intact for each website
  • I could rebuild the websites, however, where did the other "Domain.sites2" go, and is there any other way to get them back.


Thank you so much in advance if you have an idea.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.06 Ghz - 4 GB Ram
  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 5:16 PM (in response to PAZipster)

    See this page for how to get to the library folder and how to open Domain files when using Lion/Mountain Lion...


  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to PAZipster)

    The Domain.sites2 files don't need to be in the default location. I keep mine in separate folders in an "iWeb" folder in the Home folder.


    Others keep them in the same folder and rename them ... web-site-name.sites2

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to PAZipster)

    Thanks for your input, I now realize you cannot have more than one website at a time on Mountain Lion.


    That's not correct.  You can have only one domain file titled Domain.sites2.  But you can name each file after creating it to the site name and have as many as you need.


    Then use Roddy's DomainCracker to selelect the website you want to use or change to.



  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to PAZipster)

    Go into System Prefs and do this...




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