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How can I uninstall Oracle Java 7 and reinstall Apple's Java 6 on my Mac?





How to uninstall Oracle Java 7 | Watch the Video

The steps below explain how to uninstall Oracle Java 7 from your Mac.  Please note that to uninstall Java 7, you must have Administrator privileges.

  •     Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
  •     Click on Applications tab on the sidebar
  •     In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
  •     This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file
  •     Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash

Alternatively, if you are familiar with using the Mac's Terminal utility with Administrator privileges as root or by using sudo, you may copy/paste the command line below to uninstall Oracle Java 7:

    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin


How to Restore Apple's Java 6 after uninstalling Oracle Java 7 | Watch the Video

If you updated your Mac to Oracle Java 7, and it has created an unforeseen issue, you may continue to use Apple's Java on your Mac by restoring it.  Please note that to restore Apple's Java, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the command either as root or by using sudo.

  •     Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
  •     Click on Applications tab on sidebar
  •     Click on the Utilities folder
  •     Double-click on the Terminal icon
  •     In the Terminal window Copy and Paste the command below:
    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Java/Support/CoreDeploy.bundle/Contents/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin




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