Solved

Reload default Google search plugin

Posted on 2010-08-22
3
411 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
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.
0
Comment
Question by:gmk1212
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:torimar
ID: 33496966
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.
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
torimar earned 500 total points
ID: 33496992
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.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Marc Z
ID: 33499799
And if that doesn't work a simple reinstall of Firefox should reinstall the Google search.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Bada platform is becoming more and more famous this days and people talking about same. Some friends included those who have bada OS mobile asked me "what is bada?"and "what its features?". That encouraged me to research and write this article. [st…
Ever visit a website where you spotted a really cool looking Font, yet couldn't figure out which font family it belonged to, or how to get a copy of it for your own use? This article explains the process of doing exactly that, as well as showing how…
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question