1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 29, 2012 2:29 PM by Old Toad
fickleflan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Old Toad, I read your previous instructions from a couple of years ago about sharing the Domain folder with another user.  I found the Domain file, and uploaded it to DropBox and shared it with the domain owner.  He sees it in his dropbox but as separate files in the folder.  How do I instruct him now?  I can't even find the Library/Applications Support/iWeb file from where I got the domain file.  It doesn't turn up in FInder so how can I tell him where to go?  Any help gretefully appreciated.

MacAir, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • 1. Re: Sharing web updates with another Mac user
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    Where is he viewing the contents of the Dropbox?  If it's online then all he'll see are the contents of the domain package. If you use the deskltop Dropbox application on each machine to synce the domain file this is what you'll see in the local Dropbox folder: 

    Screen Shot 2012-10-29 at 2.27.33 PM.jpg


    Don't try to access the domina file online, just in the local Dropbox shared folder.


    In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home()/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 Mountain 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"

    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 in your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder that 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.