I lost my default ie Yahoo game in the bar all what I have research are food IMdB and SiteAdvisor (ver. 18.0.2) search engines

I had my windows crash, but was able to restore with built-in software. One of the problems I was with was that all my default search in the search bar engine have been replaced by three (which no do I had previous) food, IMdB, and SiteAdvisor. When I checked your forum there is a similar question to mine, but I was unable to understand the answer. I already upgraded 16 ff. something to 18.0.2, hoping that this would solve the problem, but it didn't. I don't want to uninstall and reinstall as I fear, that I lose all my favorites etc. I can do my research on the web pages of Google and Yahoo, but the search bar has been should be much more. Thanks for any help

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You always see all search engines xml files in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder?

  • (32-bit Windows) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\
  • (Windows 64 bit) C:\Program Files (x 86) \Mozilla Firefox\

If the default search engines are missing it then you need to reinstall Firefox.

You can try to delete the search.json file and a possible search.sqlite in the Firefox profile folder.

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

  • Help > troubleshooting information > profile directory: see file

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