6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 10:06 AM by Old Toad
Mezcalero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

where do I find or locate the iWeb domain file?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (265,405 points)

    Choose Go to Folder from the Finder's Go menu and provide ~/Library/Application Support/iWeb/ as the path.

     

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  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    See this page for info about the Domain.sites2 file...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/iWeb-Tips.html

     

    Look further down the page for info about finding the file and opening it if you are using Lion.

  • kahlua021997 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Roddy wrote:

     

    See this page for info about the Domain.sites2 file...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/iWeb-Tips.html

     

    Look further down the page for info about finding the file and opening it if you are using Lion.

     

    CONTENT:

    iWeb is unusual in that it stores all your website data in a file called domain.sites2.

    This file is located in your user library and the path is - Home Folder/Library/Application Support/iWeb.

    The important thing to remember is that you can export your website files to a folder but you CANNOT import them back into iWeb

    If you lose your domain file or it gets corrupted you’ve lost your site. Its gone - Kaput!

     

    Now, what do you mean you can't import it back in?  Maybe I should just jump to my initial question...

     

    I had my website (iWeb) on my MacBook.  I still own this MacBook, but has been passed on to my children.  I now use an iMac.  I've installed iWeb onto my iMac.  And, I tried bringing over the domain file.  The "image thumbnail" is a screenshot of one of my pages, but, when it is opened into iWeb, it is a blank brand new open file to work on.

     

    How do I bring all that information over to my iMac so I can continue publishing to my website without having to go back to my MB?

     

    Any help is greatly appreciated as I don't want to have to recreate the wheel!

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Assuming that your iMac is running Lion or Mountain Lion, see this page for how to open a Domain file...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/mountain-lion.html

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,490 points)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,365 points)

    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.

     

    OT