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markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 4, 2012 8:36 AM

ok, using two computers.


on both I used iWeb to make websites.


I want to use the domain.sites file I have on one computer, on the other computer - I know the files are there, because it's some 600mb ... and I need it quickly.


When clicking on this file, iWeb firstly made reference to the newer file, so I copied that on a CD and deleted it from the computer. However, even when putting the other domain.sites2 file where the other one was, I still can' t open it.  iWeb wants me to open a new page, and when I don' t want to, just leaves the program.


I am using iWeb 09 - any suggestions?


Very urgent as my wife claims that .mac closed because of me ...  and she needs those files, bla bla bla etc.  Obviously it's all my fault ...

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,435 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to markfromalicante)

    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 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.




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