How do I clear the Java cache on my Mac?

How do I clear the Java cache on my Mac?

This article applies to:

  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

The information on this page pertains to Oracle Java starting with Java 7, supported with Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above.


Clearing Java cache forces browsers to load the latest version of Java applets and applications.

Clear Oracle Java cache on Mac

  1. Click on Apple icon at the top
  2. Click the System Preferences icon to open
  3. Click on Java icon located under the Other section to open Java Control Panel
  4. In Java Control Panel click on Settings under Temporary Internet Files
  5. Click on the Delete Files button on Temporary Internet Files window
  6. This will open the Delete Files and Applications window, click OK to confirm delete

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