Download Java

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chatard06, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. chatard06 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    Hi, I need to download java. I think somehow I deleted it. Any ideas and websites to download it from?? I tried the mac one but it wont load for some reason.
    feel free to email at
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Java 1.4.2 took me ten seconds to find on Apple's support web site. Somehow I doubt you actually deleted Java mysteriously, though.

    What seems to be the problem you're encountering?
  3. chatard06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    I downloaded that and at the Select Destination Screen it says that
    You cannot install Java 1.4.2 Update 2 Package on this Volume. This volume does not contain a version of Java that needs updating.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Okay, my friend, time for information.

    What kind of computer? What OS version? What do you mean when you say you deleted Java? What exactly did you delete, and how did you reach the conclusion that you had deleted it?

    You can also try installing Java 2 SE 5.0, though it'd be better if you provide us with more info....
  5. chatard06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    it is a macbook...os version 10.4.7 i really have no idea how i did it and that site you sent me did the same thing as before...
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    So, it doesn't need updating. How are you determining what is on (or not on) the system?

    You should be able to go into the Utilities folder (within /Applications) and then, open the Java folder and after that the J2SE 5.0 and Java preferences to see what's available.
  7. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    You should already have 1.4.2, as it is installed by default by the 10.4.7 installer. The fact that the 1.4.2 installer says you dont need to update means you probably already have it installed.

    You can, however, also install the v5.0 if you want to. Both are standards-compliant versions, but you can use the Java prefs mentioned above to choose which one you want to handle any java apps/scripts you encounter.

    If you run into something that one of them wont run, open the prefs and change to the other. You can change this at will at any time.
  8. chatard06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    in the utilites folder there is no java folder
  9. Nick Figaretto macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2006
    I'm experiencing the exact problem as you describe. Did you find a solution to it?

  10. ickystay macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    I wonder what happens if you run Software update? Mine is always wanting me to download Java this or Java that.

    Anyway, the Java dpaanlka linked to was an updater. It needs an earlier version to update.

    You could go to Apple downloads and find a release that will work with your system, then go step by step through upgrades (if nessessary). OR klearn&newstype=&q=java&type=kbdload

    Good luck!

    Ha, didn't see how old this thread was!
  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    open up terminal and type:

    java -version

    if you get a response, you have java installed. but like someone else suggested, software update will prompt you for java if you don't have it installed. does have Mac versions? i've always gotten Windows/Linux versions there. for Mac i get them from software update or
  12. Nick Figaretto macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2006
    Well, to me it's not old, as I have the exact same problem. Now...

    It seems like the system thinks that the absolute newest version of Java is installed on my mac. But I have deleted it, and it does not work.

    So whenever I download Java, the computer rejects it, telling me either that there is a newer version of Java on the volume, or that the Java version on the computer does not need an update.

    So what do I do?

    I have deleted all Java files on the computer, yet the computer rejects all attempts to install Java again, as some kind of script somewhere has registered that there is a new version of Java installed on the computer. But it's not there

    :confused: :mad: :eek: :( :( :confused: :mad: :( :confused:

    Please somebody help me!!!!!


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