Seems I can't completely uninstall Oracle Java 7

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  1. JSt83 macrumors newbie

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    I installed this app that needed Oracle Java 7, so I installed that as well. Turns out the app don't work, so I deleted it. Wanted to do the same for Oracle Java 7, but this turns out to be difficult. Followed these directions:

    Uninstalling Oracle Java only involves deleting the Java Plugin file JavaAppletPlugin.plugin.

    Note: To uninstall Java 7, you must have Administrator privileges.
    Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
    Click on Applications tab on the sidebar
    In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file
    Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash


    So you'd say it's gone. System preferences keeps showing this 'preference panel' (note: literal translation) icon. Can I completely uninstall it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    All you removed was the Java web plugin.

    Code:
    /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/
    Go to this folder and delete the folder that starts with jdk1.7...

    Then to remove the pref pane just right click on it and click Remove Java Preference Pane".
     
  4. JSt83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, these folders seem to be empty though...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Okay, then you should just have the Pref Pane left. Did you try to right click on it to remove it? That works on my system (below).

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  6. JSt83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I tried that, it says it can't remove it because an error occurred.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you restart your Mac and try it?
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Okay... looks like the pref pane is actually just an alias to a file inside the plugin you already deleted, hence the error. Go to this folder and delete the JavaControlPanel.prefPane and that should kill it off. You may need to logout then back in after.

    Code:
    /Library/PreferencePanes
     
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