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How do I uninstall Java 7 for my Mac?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X
  • Java version(s): 7.0

Uninstall Oracle Java 7
Uninstalling Oracle Java only involves deleting the Java Plugin file JavaAppletPlugin.plugin.

Note: To uninstall Java 7, you must have Administrator privileges.
  1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
  2. Click on Applications tab on the sidebar
  3. In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
  4. This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file
  5. Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash
Alternative method to Uninstall Oracle Java 7 using the Terminal
This is an alternative method for uninstalling Java 7 for advanced users familiar with entering commands on Terminal window.
Following the steps listed will uninstall Oracle Java 7 from your system.
Note: To uninstall Java 7, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo.
  1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
  2. Click on Applications tab on sidebar
  3. Click on the Utilities folder
  4. Double-click on the Terminal icon
  5. In the Terminal window Copy and Paste the command below:
    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

Above methods will uninstall Java 7 from the user system.
Can I restore Apple Java 6 after uninstalling Oracle Java 7?
Yes, see the instructions on the Apple website Restore Apple Java 6.
If you have JDK 7 installed on your system and you want to restore Apple Java 6, then JDK 7 needs to be uninstalled first. See the instructions to Uninstall JDK 7.



MORE TECHNICAL INFORMATION

To uninstall JDK 7, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo. See the instructions to Uninstall JDK 7.


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