SITES filename suffix is mostly used for IWeb Site Design Project files. Apple defined the IWeb Site Design Project format standard. Files with SITES extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. SITES file format, along with 190 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. iWeb supports SITES files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. iWeb software was developed by Apple, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about SITES files or the iWeb software program.
Programs that can handle SITES files are as follows. Files with SITES suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with SITES extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with SITES files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with SITES files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SITES files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select iWeb or one of the recommended programs (for example, Apple iLife) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading iWeb installed is by going to developer’s website (Apple, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening SITES files still occur even after installing iWeb, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of iWeb is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of iWeb installed, it may not support SITES format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using iWeb.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SITES files with latest version of iWeb you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
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Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SITES file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the SITES is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the SITES file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the SITES file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with SITES extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the IWeb Site Design Project file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SITES files. Close all running programs and try opening the SITES file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with IWeb Site Design Project file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SITES files.
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