Java - Installation

This tutorial will show you how to delete Java from your Mac so that you are able to install an older version if there are conflicts with an update.

Step 1. First you need to locate the local Java application on your Mac. This is located in the Applications folder but is hidden so you will need to use the search bar. The file is called javaappletplugin.plugin. Move this to the trash and you have deleted Java.

Step 2. Once you have deleted this file you are able to install the older version. You will need to locate one that is compatible with the application you are using and can be found in the Oracle Java Archive
You will need to have an account with Oracle but this is easy to sign up for and only takes a few minutes.

Step 3. After you pick a version, example Java 7, you will need to find the SE Runtime Environment update, example Java SE Runtime Environment 7u21 this stands for Java Standard Edition Runtime Environment 7 update 21.

Step 4. Then accept the license agree and select the Mac OS X x64 version with the .dmg extension.

Step 5. After the download has completed run the installer and you have successfully reverted Java on your Mac.

Step 6. While installing it will tell you this is not the latest version and when you run a Java application it will ask you to update, just make sure to say Skip this Version or all your work will be for not.

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