6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2012 9:56 AM by Roddy
KaatjeCarola Level 1 (0 points)

Hello I want to make a copy of my iweb domain so i cant put it on my other computer but i can find it anywhere... not in my application support/iweb map...

iWeb '08
  • tomfromcrystalriver Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple made the folder invisible in Lion.  Go figure.  Here's a solution but I have not tried as yet.


    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.


    For opening your domain file in Lion for the first time 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.


    Just launch the applicaiton, 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.


    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 compiiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.


    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.

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Make sure you are looking in the user library and not the system one...



  • tomfromcrystalriver Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct - that caught me before but with Lion, Apple hid that folder.  You need to run the script above to make it visible - thanks

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    There's no need to go into Terminal.


    Hold down the Option key when selectng the Finder/Go menu...



  • tomfromcrystalriver Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Roddy.  This works too but I prefer having it always visible.  I'm still not sure while Apple hid it.

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    I suppose Apple did this because its better for the average user to stay out of the library folder.


    Image this scenario.


    Oh great, I've got my new Mac and just downloaded some ebooks.

    Where should I put them?

    My instructer says I should put all my personal stuff in the folder with the "house" icon.

    Ah look, there's a Library folder. Perfect place to store my ebooks.

    But wait, look at all these other folders!

    Hmmm, how am I supposed to find my books amonst all this lot?

    No problem, I'll just delete them.

    Oh no, why is my Mac not working properly any more?


    The one the gets me is Spotlight. It was never Apple's greatest triumph and now its even more useless.


    If spotlight actually managed to find a file, we used to be able to hover over it to reveal the file path. Now we have to do an Option Command to get the same result.


    Apple's best OS was Snow Leopard. Now they are going backwards and dumbing everything down.


    If you want dumb - get an iPad, I say.