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tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

Hi, just replaced my old Powerbook with a new MacBook Pro and I have been sent my old hard drive and fit it in to an enclosure to let me have access to my old pics, music etc but I am struggling to find the iweb files for my websites

 

I know they were there before it went in for a screen repair and everything else looks ok so just wondered if I am looking in the wrong place

 

Any help much appreciated

 

Tony


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Roddy on Mar 1, 2013 3:20 PM Solved
The file is in your user library and the path is Home Folder/Library/Application Support/iWeb The file is either Domain or Domain.sites2. Its possible that you have stored it in another location but the above is the default.
Reply by Roddy on Mar 1, 2013 1:10 PM Helpful
The easiest way would be to get the Domain file out of the user library and into your Home folder.
Reply by Roddy on Mar 1, 2013 2:36 PM Helpful
Create a new folder in your Home folder and name it "iWeb". Go to Home Folder/Library/Application Support/iWeb, copy the Domain.sites2 file and then paste it into your new folder. Leave the original in the library as a backup. When you open DomainCracker, browse to the new iWeb folder and double click the Domain file to open it in iWeb.

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    The primary file you need to move is named Domain.sites (iWeb 2) or Domain.sites2 (iWeb 3). it's locted in your Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder.  Copy that to the same folder on your new MBP.

     

    However:

     

    NOTE: 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 you make the libraries visible you can easily find the file you need and move it into the new library. If you have problems  opening the domain file for the first time try the following:

     

    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

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks I will try this but for some reason this morning when I connect the old hard drive it is not appearing on the desktop. All was fine yesterday as I downloaded some pictures from it. The light comes on in the enclosure and it is making the noises etc.

     

    Could I have I accidentally hidden it ?

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6

    Finder Preferences...

     

     

    1.jpg

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I checked that and its correct. Its not actually appearing on my desktop

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    And now just to prove me wrong I have just tried it again and as if by magic it appears.

     

    I have just been charging the laptop so is it possible that was causing the issue. I think I read somewhere that without an external source ( the enclosure is usb driven ) the laptop needs to be charged up.

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Hi can you explain this a little as I dont think I am quite understanding what to do

     

     

    NOTE: 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.

     

     

    Many thanks

     

    Tony

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6

    You don't need to do this. Use the Finder Go menu and hold down the Option key to get to the user library. See this page for more info...

     

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

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks. Just away for long weekend but will try when I get home.

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I managed to follow the path Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb and also create the Applescript Application but all I can see is a file saying domain and when I open it it opens Iweb however there are no website files in it

     

    Any ideas ??

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6

    Here's the app in the Dock...

     

    1.jpg

     

    Double click it to get this...

     

    2.jpg

    Click the "Choose Domain" button and browse to the Domain file. Then double click the file or select it and click the "Open" button.

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks for the help

     

    I dont see that in the dock so maybe I have created the App incorrectly

     

    I also downloaded one but it says my security setting is too secure to open a non apple app

     

    Tony

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6

    Change this in System Prefs/Security/General. Change the setting to allow downloads from anywhere.

  • tonybassplayer Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, still battling on to do this

     

    I have downloaded the app and when I open it I see the dialog box in the screenshot above but when select "choose domain" it shows all the iweb drop down boxes at the top not the sequence Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb that I believe I need

     

    Any thoughts ??

     

    PS Sorry to have to keep asking

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6

    The user library is hidden. Hold down the Option key to expose it in the Finder Go menu.

     

    Its easier to move the iWeb folder out of the library and into your Home folder.

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