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Ruthvik Raja M.V
Ruthvik Raja M.V

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How to Uninstall Java on Mac?

Hello everyone,

There are two methods to uninstall Java on your Mac and they are as follows:-

Method 1:-

  • Click on the Finder App.[Bottom left of your Mac]
  • Navigate to Applications Folder and type JavaAppletPlugin.plugin in the search bar.
  • Finally, move the plug-in to the Bin and empty the Bin.

Then, check whether the Java software was successfully uninstalled by typing the following command in the Terminal:-

java -version
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It should prompt you to install Java if the software was successfully uninstalled.

Method 2:-

Consider if you are unable to find the plugin by entering JavaAppletPlugin.plugin in the search bar [Application Folder], then follow the below steps to remove the concrete version of the Java file [Ex: JDK file]:-

  • Check what Java versions are available by entering the following command in the Terminal:
ls /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/
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  • Remove the corresponding folder with that version:
sudo rm -fr /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-9.0.1.jdk
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[Ex: In the above statement I am uninstalling Java 9]

Then, check whether the Java software was successfully uninstalled by typing the following command in the Terminal:-

java -version
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It should prompt you to install Java if the software was successfully uninstalled.

Done...

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