Couldn't completely uninstall Java 7 Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kmartins1, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Kmartins1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2014
    So I tried to uninstall Java from my mac. So I went to the oracle site.

    I couldn't find the file "JavaAppletPlugin.plugin" so I opted for the terminal code. Now all that is left is the "system preferences" icon with a Java label under system preferences. I cannot find any files pertaining to Java. I am probably missing something.

    Please help....

    Thanks. :)
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    All that is needed to uninstall Java 7 is removing that plugin.

    Check to see if it is actually gone.
    Open your hard drive, and double-click the Library folder.
    Then double-click the Internet Plug-Ins folder.
    If you see JavaAppletPlugin.plugin, drag that to the trash, then empty the trash.
    If you DON'T see that plugin, then it's gone. That's all you need to do.
    Restart your Mac, and the Java control panel should be gone.
    It's part of the plugin, so when you remove THAT plugin, the control panel goes with it.
  3. Kmartins1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Thank you so much for the swift reply. I suppose other people had the same issue. As I was waiting and hoping I didn't do anything reckless to my mac, I decided to reinstall Java 7 and restart the whole process. I then proceeded to go through the steps you mentioned. Java is now gone and I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!

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