Can't delete "Java" Preference Pane

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    macuser1232

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    Ok, so a while ago I installed Java 7 but decided that I didn't need it and it would be best to stick with Java 6. So, I deleted the JDK and also made sure that there was only java 6 by checking the Java Preferences. But not, I can't delete the Java preference pane in System Preferences. Every time I right click and click remove "Java" preference pane it says "The “JavaControlPanel” preferences pane could not be removed because an error occurred." Please help.

    Thanks
     
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    nanolife

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    You can read this: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml

    and this: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57423014-263/how-to-install-and-uninstall-java-7-for-os-x/
     
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    macuser1232

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    If it's anything like Linux (which I assume it is), you're symbolically linking (ln -s) the JavaAppletPlugin in your Library folder with the plugin in your Internet folder.
     
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    macuser1232

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    Should I have done this?
     
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    Try sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
     
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    Oberhorst

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    That did it for me, thanks.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Brilliant! Thanks :)
     

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