.SITE File Extension
GoLive Website Project File
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What is a SITE file?
A SITE file is a website project file created in Adobe GoLive. It contains a list of webpages, images, links, errors, site settings, and other information used to show a website in GoLive. SITE files include references to a website's component files, but they do not contain the files themselves.
Adobe GoLive was a website creation and management program that web developers could use to create, edit, and maintain websites. Developers' GoLive projects were saved in SITE files, which were stored in the root level of a website project's folder.
GoLive also automatically created backup SITE files, named ProjectName Backup.site, in case a developer's original SITE file went missing or was corrupted. These backup SITE files were also stored in the root level of a project's folder.
NOTE: In 2008, Adobe discontinued GoLive. GoLive was replaced by Adobe Dreamweaver.
How to open a SITE file
If you still have access to Adobe GoLive, you can open your SITE file (and the website project it describes) in GoLive. If you do not have access to GoLive, you may be able to open your SITE file and view its contents in a text editor, such as:
- Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
- Apple TextEdit (Mac)
- Vim (Linux)
- GitHub Atom (cross-platform)