"Java" Folder in my library

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by MacBH928, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68040

    MacBH928

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    So I was browsing the library folder in Macintosh HD and there is a "Java" folder in it with another to folders within named "Extensions" and "JavaVirtualMachines" . No such folder is on the user/library .

    Is this a normal folder of the MacOS or did I install Java by mistake somehow? I really don't want any Java or Flash my on computer
     
  2. treekram macrumors 68000

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    On my 2014 Mini where Java is not installed, there is a /Library/Java folder with 2 empty directories - Extensions and JavaVirtualMachines (I checked for hidden files as well). On my other computers where I do have Java, these directories are populated. All these computers run Sierra. It looks like the date on the Extensions directory (created or modified) on the 2014 Mini is the date I updated Sierra to 10.12.6. I wouldn't worry about it unless you start seeing files there.
     
  3. Marc_S macrumors member

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    Safari uses Javascript for websites. Don't worry all ok
     
  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    It's normal for those folders to be there. If you haven't installed Java, they're empty.
     
  5. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There is a difference between Java and Javascript. Java is like a plugin that cauess all sorts of issues with your computer.
     

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