Java Preferences Disappeared?

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  1. 81Tiger04 macrumors 6502

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    I was going to clear my Java cache earlier today ... and noticed that Java Preferences cannot be found in my Utilities folder. In fact, I cannot find it anywhere. Is it possible that I deleted it? Any suggestions on what to do?
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check your System Preferences' "other" preference panes, the ones at the bottom of the window?

    Pathname to it, at least what Oracle ships:

    /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
     
  3. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any thoughts? I mean is it possible I deleted it? And if so, what should I do?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just redownload Java and reinstall it and it will put the pref pane back.
     
  6. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like it worked as I can now see it in System Preferences.

    However, how do I clear my cache?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't have Java installed, so don't recall the exact tab, but if you open that pref pane and look around in the settings there I know there is what that deletes all the cache.
     
  8. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Under System Preferences, in the Java Control Panel, the tabs are:

    General
    Update
    Java
    Security
    Advanced
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    From memory, I think it was in advanced. I believe there was a setting to control the size of the cache and another there to delete the cache.
     
  10. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Found it!

    Under General > Temporary File Settings ...

    Gives you the ability to change size or to Delete Files. Thanks for your help guys!
     

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