Java not appearing in control panel?

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December 5, 2012 at 17:49:09
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I updated to Java 7, Update 9 a few months ago. I just noticed that the java applet no longer appears in control panel; there is an empty space were it once appeared. The applet now appears to be in the Java\Jre7\Bin folder and is entitled Java. Is this where it should be? This is the applet where you can set Java options and check for updates manually if you prefer.I also noticed a jre6 folder but it is empty; can this folder be deleted? Thanks.

P.S. I have more than one computer; that's why I'm posting in the XP forum.

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December 5, 2012 at 23:52:22
Most of the files relating to Control Panel applets (.cpl files) are in

I don't need Java so it's not installed on this particular laptop, so I can't check where it is, but almost certainly yours is in the wrong folder, that's why it's not showing in Control Panel.

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December 6, 2012 at 05:53:18
Mine is in C:\program files\java6\bin NOT C:\windows\java

As you can see I haven't updated. I should do all the updates before MS stops support of XP which will be in April.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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December 6, 2012 at 06:54:17
"I should do all the updates before MS stops support of XP which will be in April"

Just so you know, the EOL for XP is April 2014, not 4 months from now.

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December 6, 2012 at 08:11:14
On my XP Home the applet file does appear in the location given as well as in the Control Panel. So it seems to me that it is just the icon/file missing in CP.

You could always uninstall Java 7-9 from Control Panel/Add-Remove progs then download and install it again. However, if you are having no issues it might be best to wait for their next update and see if that happens to fix it. In the meantime you still have a way to change settings.

Note that you should have a copy of javacpl.cpl in c:\windows\system32 which is the exact same version as the one in the Bin folder. If it is missing from System32 you could just copy it over (if it lets you). The control panel files are the ones in System 32.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 6, 2012 at 12:49:29

Thanks for your responses! I'll check the system 32 folder the next time I'm using that computer.

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