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Why am I told Bing is already installed when it does not exist on my computer????????

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I removed Bing from my computer as I did not like it much. Since Google has now become such a useless piece of junk I decided to re-install Bing but each time I try I get the following message. Quiote: Firefox could not install the search plugin from "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/54407/bing-20090601.xml?src=category" because an engine with the same name already exists. This engine does no show up anywhere on my computer except for an XML file in Firefox/searchengines. I have deleted them but it makes no difference. The files do not show in Tools\addons nor in about:config. Please don't tell me that Firefox is become as useless as Google...............I don't want to have to use IE.

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Bing should be installed as one of the default search engines (bing.xml in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder) If the file is there and you do not see it in Manage Search engines then click the "Restore Defaults" button to restore the default search engines.

If that didn't help then delete the search.json file and a possible search.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

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Bing should be installed as one of the default search engines (bing.xml in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder) If the file is there and you do not see it in Manage Search engines then click the "Restore Defaults" button to restore the default search engines.

If that didn't help then delete the search.json file and a possible search.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder.