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I made my website in Iweb. But now, after a year, when I want to make som changes, I can´t open the domainfile. I either can`t start to work on a new project. It`s not possible to open a "new site" in Iweb.


Does anyone know what the problem is about?


Very thankful for help!


Best regards, Lotta

iWeb '08, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Iweb 3.0.4 (601)
Solved by Jeff Nitschke on Jan 5, 2013 11:17 AM Solved

How to choose an iWeb domain in os X Lion


You need the helper application to open an iWeb domain file in OS X Lion or above

Reply by Roddy on Jan 4, 2013 3:52 PM Helpful

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

Reply by Old Toad on Jan 5, 2013 10:04 AM 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.


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 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.



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