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Can I delete traces of Java


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Many months ago I uninstalled java v7.something.something

I see under <user>\ApplicationData\Sun directory for alternate admin and me and one other user.

There are installers going as far back as v6.

At this point I renamed them, but can I just delete \Sun totally? That'll save me 1/2 gig of space :)

What about registry - if any junk there? Ccleaner doesn't see anything java in registry scan.

Thanks in advance for any suggestion.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

You can safely delete everything in there except:
File: Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties
Folder: Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\security
 
The rest should mostly be just temporary file and the installers which are pretty much useless since Java is already installed.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

Thanks.

Before I do the cleanup, I looked at the properties - it just has various deployment settings last used, and \security has something about certificates, old as well.

So, to keep me learning, can you tell why I need to keep those? What would happen if there was no \Sun altogether? Would I burn in Sun/Oracle hell or something?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:27 PM

You can just remove Java entirely, if you like.

 

Java Use, Quietman7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516886/problems-with-browsing-this-page-cant-be-displayed/?p=3231066

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

You can delete them safely too. Some will be recreated depending on if you go to Java settings...and you should to make sure Java is disabled in the browser.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

hamluis, ok I will just get rid of the \Sun\java folders totally. I will not preserve the items .X. suggested. I will not touch the millions of traces in the registry - too scared to meddle there. Quietman's links have no details on a complete removal, just to uninstall and why. I can't imagine why I'd need those folders and if I were to install java for something I would think it'll be a new installation that Oracle will handle (or not).

 

.X. - I don't have java in the browsers in a long time time. I can't go into java settings since I don't have java :)


Edited by tos226, 22 January 2014 - 10:41 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

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