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HT5559 Still unable to get Java to run.

470 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 5:28 PM by shldr2thewheel RSS
Joe K1 Calculating status...
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Jan 31, 2013 7:39 AM

Read about problems with Java 7.  Unable to log on because Java is disabled.  Tried to use helpletter :

Java for OS X 2012-006: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in and Web Start functionality

Deleted Java 7 plugin in finder.  Emptied trash, stopped and started.

Went in to terminal, copy and pasted, but the when I get to the point where java would normally load, nothing happens.  I need to be able to log on.


Any ideas



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Safari 6.0
  • alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to Joe K1)

    OK.  I have a fix for you all that seems to work especially if you need Java 6u37 working on any computer Apple disabled it on.  This will work best on 10.6 but can work on 10.7/10.8 as well.

    Do not attempt this if you do not know what you are doing.

    I will not be held responsible for your system if it stops working or you expose yourself to a virus.  If you are a novice user, you attempt to do this, and something goes wrong, remember you were warned.




    Using whatever editor you want at command line as root or using sudo, you will need to edit:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.p list




















    And best of all, change:


    <string>Thu, 31 Jan 2014 16:55:59 GMT</string>


    To any date in the future.  (Bad programming on Apple's part but repreive for those of us who have to support archaic Oracle based systems that won't work under Java 7+.)  It won't update again until after the date you put in there.


    DO NOT Delete any of the lines that have to do with version number because it will allow older versions of Java, which are not secure, to run.  I would also not recommend that you change the date too far ahead if you are on 10.7/10.8 and are running Java 7 because the security holes in Java 7 are horrible.

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