An error “you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime”, is encountered when you open any Adobe application.

Java/Mac FAQ: Where is JAVAHOME located on Mac OS X (macOS) systems? MacOS JDK location. This has changed over time, but if you're using Mac OS X 10.9 or newer (now macOS), your JDK/SDK JAVAHOME location for Java 8 will be something like this. I have no way of verifying this any more, but on Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7, I'm pretty sure this is where the JDK JAVAHOME was located: /Library/Java/Home Find the JDK location with XCode. Java is a runtime environment maintained by Oracle that you must install on your Mac to be able to run applications written using the Java programming language. Moreover, Java allows developers to make apps available on multiple operating systems at the same time because Java-based utilities will run on any platform that can integrate the runtime environment. Nov 22, 2019  If you installed JavaForOSX.pkg from above, you don't need to install Java for OS X 2017-001. They are almost the same. JavaForOSX.pkg is JVMVersion 1.6.065-b14-462 and Java for OS X 2017-001 is VMVersion 1.6.065-b14-468. Anyway, iBackup doesn't work in my VMware vm. It crashes with this message.

With Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and later, the Java runtime is no longer installed automatically as part of the OS installation. Follow any of the methods below to install Java runtime.
Mac reader for .lnk file.

You can download and install the latest Java runtime from the Java website - Download Free Java Software.


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On Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite), when you launch any Adobe product, you might receive a warning 'The Application has been moved and its path has been changed..'.


Click Repair Now or Update button to update the location and resolve the issue. When prompted for password, enter your system password to complete.

If Java runtime is not installed, you are prompted to install when you first launch any Adobe product. Follow the onscreen instructions in the Java required notification dialog box to install.

Use the following method to initiate the Java runtime installation or confirm if it is installed.

  1. Go to Applications > Utilities > Java Preferences.
  2. If Java is not installed, you receive the following message: “To open “Java Preferences,' you need a Java runtime. Would you like to install one now?”

  3. Click Install and accept the license agreement. The Java runtime is downloaded and installed.

Many Adobe applications depend on the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for some features to work. Apple recently changed the way it includes Java in Mac OS, and with Lion, Java is no longer preinstalled. It is now an optional install that you must select.

Since current Adobe installers and applications were built before these changes by Apple, Adobe software anticipates that Java is installed. Adobe and Apple have worked together to ensure that you can install Java at OS install time. Or it can be installed later before you install Adobe applications. At runtime, when you launch an Adobe application, you are prompted to install Java if it is not already installed. If you do not install Java before running an Adobe application, there can be missing or improperly behaving features. If you encounter any issues, install Java to correct the problems. Adobe recommends that corporate IT organizations pre install Java (or make sure that Java can be installed through their firewalls/security) to avoid conflicts with Adobe applications.

If the Java runtime is not installed, some issues that are known to occur include -

  • Failure to launch.
  • Install Java runtime prompts when you attempt to use the applications.
  • Applications hang or quit.
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Apple vetted Java environment, designed to be as highly integrated as possible within its own operating system and to improve security, reliability, and performance

What's new in Java for Mac OS X 2017-001:

Java Jdk 1.6 For Mac Os X
  • This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2015-001, 2014-001, and 2013-005 releases.
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Java for OS X is an Apple vetted Java environment, designed to be as highly integrated as possible within its own operating system. Java for OS X has been created to mix OS X's advanced technologies and Java's adaptability and omnipresence on almost all software platforms out there.

The newer Java packages are maintained by Oracle, therefore it is recommended to use Oracle's Java JRE.

Furthermore, it also brings an astounding amount of new applications to the Mac platform, all ready to use and compatible with all macOS releases, past and present.

Java for OS X follows the “Write once, run anywhere” tag line of the Java runtime and this means that developers do not need to make any type of adaptations or modifications to their Java apps in order for them to run on a Mac computer.

Because Java for OS X is so easy installable and the operating system will notify you to install it right away the first time you're trying to run a Java application on your Mac, developers that use it to create their applications can start distributing them on the Mac platform right away.

On account of Java being the only framework with an embedded graphical toolkit, besides Cocoa, Java apps can be designed to provide Mac users with interfaces almost identical to those available in native OS X applications.

Thus, if the developer takes the time to make sure that the OS X look is set as the default for utilities distributed on the OS X platform, the end user will not be able to know if they are built using Java or not.

Java for OS X also comes with a Control Panel that can be opened via the System Preferences window, using the Java preferences pane. This panel enables you to adjust the runtime network settings, as well as manage the temporary internet files stored by Java on your Mac's hard drive.

Using the same panel, you can also check for newer versions of Java and view and manage the Java runtime versions installed on your Mac via the Java Runtime Environment Settings window.

The Control Panel will also enable you to manage more advanced options related to Application Installation, Secure Execution Environment, Java Console, Debugging and a host of Advanced Security Settings related to certificates and data transfer encryption.

All things considered, Java for OS X is the thing that makes it possible for any application created using the Java framework to run on any Mac, with an interface that makes it look like a native app.

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