Where can I find the download for the OLD Desktop Site Builder? I have looked everywhere. Can only find the plus, etc. Thanks in advance.

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Where can I find the download for the OLD Desktop Site Builder? I have looked everywhere. Can only find the plus, etc. Thanks in advance.
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I doubt it is available anywhere, as it would not work with any operating system from the last decade.  If that is what you have been using, I strongly recommend taking the leap to the new cloud based builder. It is very different from the old desktop version and this is a good thing. It is worth switching over. The old sites are very web unfriendly and in today's business world, barely function and look bad. 
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Hi,

- Sign into Homestead.com

- Click "Websites Manager"

- Underneath the blue box which says "Edit Site," click on "Download SiteBuilder"

Good luck.

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Hello,

Yes you do still have access to download SiteBuilder Desktop. Login at Homestead.com, go to Websites Manager, make sure you have a SiteBuilder site selected, then click the Download Sitebuilder link under the Edit Site button. After installing, if you get a message that you are offline once you login, you will need to follow the instructions in the link below.

SiteBuilder Desktop Fix:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/sitebuilder-desktop-fix-oqmscj7tjibxu

If you are still unable to to make changes within SiteBuilder Desktop after the above step, you will need to switch to the online SiteBuilder Plus version. Above that, we have come out with a new editor called Website Builder that is responsive, has a mobile version, and will be secure.  If you would like to explore that option, there are many resources available through the Community.
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Hi,

Does anyone know if Desktop Sitebuilder works on Windows 10?  It seems like Windows 7 is being phased out.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello,

Sitebuilder desktop has became incompatible with some devices running windows 10. Here is a fix you can run to get the builder to work on 10. 
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/windows-10-and-sitebuilder-desktop-axe9sy82c33rk
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/sitebuilder-desktop-fix-oqmscj7tjibxu
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Thank you very much, Michelle.  :-)
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You are welcome! 

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