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Firefox Start is my home page, but Search does not work?

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When I refreshed FF I ticked Bing for search engine, but I usually use Google. Now I have no search engine. Search simply won't do anything. My home page is FF start page. Windows 7

When I refreshed FF I ticked Bing for search engine, but I usually use Google. Now I have no search engine. Search simply won't do anything. My home page is FF start page. Windows 7

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You can check if you have the XML files of the default search engines including Google in the browser\searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder.

If not then you need to reinstall Firefox.

You can find the full version of the current current Firefox release (38.0.5) in all languages and all operating systems here:


Try to delete the search.json file and possible search-metadata.json and search.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder to reset the search engines to the default.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

Firefox will rebuild the search.json file from the default search engines in the "browser\searchplugins" folder in the Firefox program folder and the searchplugins folder in the Firefox profile folder.