Problems with iWeb

gadgetgirl85

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For some reason when I open iWeb it wont let me start a new page or site the option is blanked out. I havent touched iWeb at all. Can anyone help?
 

gekko513

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Hm, that's strange, and I take it that Close just closes iWeb without changing anything, right?

I can't think of any easy fixes. You could try to "reset" iWeb by closing iWeb and then drag the file com.apple.iWeb.plist in /Users/<youruser>/Library/Preferences to the desktop, and also do the same with any files that you find in /Users/<youruser>/Library/Application Support/iWeb/

Then try to start iWeb again.

If that fixes everything, just move the files you just dragged to the dekstop to the trash. If it doesn't, you can quit iWeb again and drag the files back to where they came from.
 

gadgetgirl85

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For some reason I dont have an iweb folder in there (Well one that I can find) and it didnt work :(
 

gekko513

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Did you find the folder /Users/<youruser>/Library/Preferences
?

There should be a com.apple.iWeb.plist in there along with lots of other plist files. If you don't have that folder, there is something very strange going on.
 

gekko513

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viccles said:
No that particular file is there in that folder
Did you try quitting iWeb, dragging it out (just the com.apple.iWeb.plist file), and then starting iWeb again?
 

gadgetgirl85

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I tried dragging it out and when I restarted a screen about registering to .mac came up
 

gekko513

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Do you have a .Mac subscription? I just tried dragging my com.apple.iWeb.plist file out, and I did not get a question about .Mac when I started iWeb again, but that may be because I have a .Mac subscription set up in System Preferences.

Can you click anything on that screen to go on without .Mac?
 

gekko513

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You should try to create a new user account and try it from there before you go to more serious steps like reinstalling.

If you already have another user account, try to log in with it and see if it has the same problems. If you don't, create a new user account in Accounts in System Preferences, give the new user admin rights, then log in with it and try iWeb.
 

gekko513

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OK, we're starting to run out of options. Are you sure that you haven't done anything to iWeb before. It's the same iWeb that came pre-installed in the Applications folder, and you still have it there, right?

Assuming it is, I guess it's time to do a repair permissions, even though it's a long shot. If you haven't done a repair permission before here's the guide.

If iWeb still won't start up, I'd probably do an archive and install of OS X, unless someone else here have suggestions. Here's how. Note the points about doing a back up and also point 11: "You should also select Preserve Users and Network Settings, to preserve network and Home directory settings."
 

gadgetgirl85

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I havent done any fiddling at all ran Disk Permissions still not working. Like the program opens up yet it wont let me create a site or anything I dont understand :(