5 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 4:12 PM by fidnado
cbachtell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was working on my iweb sites, saved and closed.  When I went to reopen.  There are no sites and the iweb folder is not in library/application support/ etc.

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)

    You are probably looking in the wrong Library folder - it's not in the System Library folder, but your User/Library/Application Support/iWeb/domain.sites.  You are also looking for your domain.sites file too.

  • cbachtell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, the whole user/Libray/Application Support/iWeb/domain.sites is now missing.  Very weird.  I was working on my sites, saved them and then went to open iWeb later and it boots up but there is nothing that is highlighted and no websites.  Cannot even open a to start a new site.  I will go back to my backup and start all over I guess.  I love iWeb, but have had problems with how Apple handles no way to reestablish a site if their is a problem.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,930 points)

    Are you running Lion?  If so read this:


    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"

    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 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.



  • fidnado Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iWeb folder within Users/myusername/Library/Application Support/ is missing as well but I'm running OSX 10.6.8. My iWeb just opened up and shows my website project opened even though I can't find that iWeb folder nor a domain.sites file anywhere using Spotlight or Find Any File application.

  • fidnado Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nevermind. found it by searching for ".sites"