Removing Java 7 From OS X

January 7, 2013

As a follow-up from “Switching between Java 6 and 7 on OS X", here’s how to remove Java 7 entirely:

# First the JDK  
cd /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/  
sudo rm -rf jdk1.7\*  

# And now the JRE  
cd /Library/Internet\\ Plug-Ins/  
sudo rm -rf JavaAppletPlugin.plugin  
cd ../PreferencePanes/  

sudo rm JavaControlPanel.prefpane 

And that should be that.

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