3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 7:18 PM by Old Toad
mrbob1928 Level 1 (5 points)

Now that I have Lion where do I find the file domainsite2 in order to back up my website. Library seems to be gone?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 27"
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 (52,237 points)

    Use the Finder "Go" menu. Hold down the option key to expose your User / Library folder.

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    See this page for the Domain file location and go down to "iWeb & Lion OS X 10.7" for info about opening it...



  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,418 points)

    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.