The Disappearing Google Toolbar

My Google Toolbar (on Mac FireFox) went AWOL overnight – the bar was there at the top of the browser window but completely blank, no buttons. I tried the usual right click on the bar and Google Toolbar was ticked. I went to Google and downloaded and installed the Toolbar again, still nothing.

Then tried clicking Tools > Add Ons > Google Toolbar > Preferences and the Preference window was slightly bizarre with a number of buttons duplicated:

Screen shot 2010-02-15 at 9.40.13 AM

A quick Google Search found this page, and this piece of advice:

I removed everything in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile dir>/GoogleToolbarData

I followed the instructions, restarted Firefox and my Google Toolbar reappeared.

5 thoughts on “The Disappearing Google Toolbar

  1. Please tell us where you find C://~/Library/application Support/Firefox/profile//GoogleToolbarData in the computer to remove it?

  2. Hi Sue
    These instructions are for a Mac, I’m guessing you are on windows, I’m not sure where the file would be I’m sorry. Maybe try searching the harddrive for the GoogleToolbarData folder?

  3. Hi, I faced the similar problem in windows but don’t know how to recover it in windows. Please let me know how can I fix this problem in windows.

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