Local UI shows cloned sites as running even when stopped

Hi Chris,

Thanks for testing out Local v6.3.0 so quickly! We believe the cloned site bug (this topic) is resolved for newly cloned sites, but there might be some lingering data on your Local machine causing this to still be an issue.

Couple of questions:

  1. I’m assuming your site ASZ-EF was cloned prior to v6.3.0?
  2. If you open %APPDATA%/Roaming/Local/sites.json on your machine and Ctrl+F for “ASZ-EF”, do you see a line under the site that looks like this?


I was able to resolve the issue on an old site on my machine by deleting that line (and the comma on the line above it) and restarting Local. Hope this helps!



Hi Austin,

1, Yes, I did before v6.3.0.
2, I found the status:“running” text in the document.
After delete that parameter the problem has been solved.


… what is ASZ-EF?

That is the name of @chrisdark86’s site having the issue, @fourwhitesocks. Just replace “ASZ-EF” with the site that is impacted in your environment.

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Oh ok gosh; guess I should have known that no wonder I didn’t recognize it … lol :confused:
Thank you!

Mac Fix

  1. Close Local App
  2. Open ~/Library/Application Support/Local/sites.json with text editor (take backup!)
  3. Remove strings with text editors search and replace tool: “status”:“running”,
  4. Save file
  5. Open Local and now you have 0 sites running
  6. Enjoy :slight_smile:
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