Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to Roddy)
Thanks for the speedy reply. The thing is though, I was using iWeb just fine on my old MBP running Mountain Lion. I am 99% sure that I didn't buy iLife 11 at any point, so I'd have been running whatever version of iWeb was bundled with a MBP back in 2010. (iLife 09?) Though perhaps you're suggesting that that version was patched to ensure compatibility with later versions of OS X?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Hampy29)
Your original post says you are using iWeb '08 and Mountain Lion.
The latest version of iWeb - V 3.0.4 - runs OK on Mountain Lion but see this page for more info...
Maybe you need to trash iLife and then reinstall? Try looking/asking in the Mac Mini forum...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to Roddy)
Thanks. I think I'm almost certainly screwed, but I'll try asking over on the Mini forum. Maybe I should take this as a karmic hint that I shouldn't keep using iWeb -- but it's so easy!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to Hampy29)
You can just copy the iWeb 3 applicaiton from your old MBP to the Mini. Then give this a try:
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"
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks Toad! But the old MBP is dead as a doornail. And DHL will be showing up tomorrow to take it back to Appleship, so I don't have a way to get any of the applications off the old machine. It's really frustrating - literally every other app has been easy to replace, either via original install discs or the App store or free downloads (occasionally with purchase keys). But my only copy of iWeb is locked away on the MBP Applications Disc from 2010. I wonder, though, if I might have more luck trying to access it via the optical drive of the new MBP (non-retina, mid-2012) that Apple are sending me next week as a replacement?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to Hampy29)
I misread and thought you have another old Mini that died.
If it wasn't the hard drive that died in the MBP you can try booting the MBP into Target Disk Mode, How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode, and get the file that way.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Oh, I thought about that -- but it's a logic board failure, a nasty one that scrambles the screen and/or causes a sudden shutdown (assuming I can even get the MBP to boot to the desktop), so I had thought that would rule out Target Disk mode. But I can give it a try and let you know what happens!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to Old Toad)
OK, no joy on that score. Can't get the MBP to boot properly even into Target Disk mode. But I'll keep my fingers crossed either that someone may have a cute suggestion on the Mini forum, or that the old Applications disc may actually be recognisable by my new MBP when it arrives next week. If not, I can always beg my local Apple Story for help -- I'll bet they have an iWeb install disc at the bottom of a drawer...
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