7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 8:41 AM by Old Toad
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I am having trouble finding the old Domain.sites file to save all my website work on a backup disk. My old convenient version of iWeb was from iWeb '08. (v 2.0.4) please help.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Jeff Nitschke on Dec 24, 2012 6:26 PM Solved

Click on your desktop then use the "GO" menu holding the option key to reveal the Library


Then Application Support/iWeb  as OldToad has mentioned:


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Reply by Old Toad on Dec 24, 2012 5:25 PM Helpful

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.  Once the library is visible you'll find the domain file in your Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder.


To open your domain file in Lion or Mountain 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.

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.



Reply by Roddy on Dec 25, 2012 1:31 AM Helpful

See this page for info about using iWeb with Mountain Lion....



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