3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2012 1:12 PM by macjsus
macjsus Level 1 Level 1

I cant find the JavaApplePlug-in. It is not in my Library/Internet Plug-ins folder, not anywhere else. I even hit Software update and it suppsedly updated Java but it is no where to be found. Not even in my System Preferences menu. What happened to it and how do I fix it?

Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Solved by Klaus1 on Nov 2, 2012 10:11 AM Solved

A recent update to Snow Leopard removed Java for security reasons.


Since August 2012 updates for Java (and especially Java Runtime Environment, which is what you actually need) must now be downloaded direct from Oracle:


http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1637588.h tml


Further information here:




and their FAQ’s:




However, if you need the Jave 6 JRE and plug-in, MadMAC0 has posted at



Apple has also posted (Oct 22/12) the approved solution for restoring the Java 6 plug-in:


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


Interesting article here on why Apple removed Mac browsers’ ability to run Jave Applets: