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Posted on 2010-08-22
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I had to delete the Google folder from the search plugins folder because of a broswer hijack. How do I get the default Google search back?

I've already tried going into Manage Search Engines and clicking "restore defaults" but that doesn't cause it show up.
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Easiest:
Create a new profile (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_Firefox_profile_on_Windows), then copy all your data and settings (with the exception of the search plugins folder) over from the old profile (http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/profiles#How_to_find_your_profile), and make the new profile your default one.
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Sorry, rethinking.
The easiest solution, of course, would be to create a new profile, and to then simply copy the .xml file in the search plugins folder over from the new to the old profile, overwriting the existing file.
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by:Marc Z
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And if that doesn't work a simple reinstall of Firefox should reinstall the Google search.
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