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    opening index.html to edit
    G'day everyone, can you inform me about how to open my index.html? I can not open it with text edit, because I get the message "locked".
    Thank you for your help.

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    Right click the file > Get Info > uncheck the Locked box. That should do it.
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    Thank you van smith for answering my question. I work on an iMac, Mac OS X Version 10.7.4 Using iWeb for my website does not allow me to open the index.html. When I followed your suggestion I got the info.html file, but ... having unchecked the Locked box I am still able to edit the index file. In the mean time I read on the internet several articles which say that it will be not possible to edit the index.html from iWeb. There should be a way, but that is a very difficult one, especially for "not so experienced users" as I am!
    I still hope you can provide (and I think a lot of other iWeb users as well :-) ) with a solution.
    with Light Gert de Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immortalunivers View Post
    When I followed your suggestion I got the info.html file
    Wrong file.

    You need to right click the index.html file > Get Info > uncheck the Locked checkbox.
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    My apologies to you vansmith and all Mac fans! My response was incorrect!
    I mentioned info.html, it should have been index.html and a little bit further on I wrote "... having unchecked the Locked box I am still able to edit the index file." It should have been "... having unchecked the Locked box I am still NOT able to edit the index file."
    My problem is still alive! Clicking on the index.html continuing with Open With TextEdit.app gives a blank screen with on top the message "index.html -- Locked"
    You were right to correct me van smith :-) but unfortunately my problem still exist.
    with Light Gert de Wilde

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    With TextEdit open, simply click Locked in the titlebar and select the Unlock option.
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    You might also want to try TextWrangler to open the file. It's a lot more flexible and has some HTML support built in.
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