If you are using an older version of Mac OS X, such as Yosemite, you may need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime to run some applications that require it. Java SE 6 is a deprecated version of Java that is no longer supported by Oracle, but it is still available for download from Apple for Mac users who need it. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite in a few simple steps.
Why do you need Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite?
Some applications, such as Adobe CS5, may require Java SE 6 to run on Mac OS X. If you try to launch such an application without Java SE 6 installed, you may get an error message like this:
"To open "Adobe Photoshop CS5", you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?"
If you click "More Info", you will be directed to a webpage that says:
"Java for macOS 2017-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.9 Mavericks, macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion, and macOS 10.7 Lion. 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."
This means that you can still download and install Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite from Apple's website, but you should be aware that it is an outdated and insecure version of Java that may pose risks to your system. You should only use it if you absolutely need it for a specific application.
How to download and install Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite?
To download and install Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite, follow these steps:
Go to https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 and click the "Download" button.[^1^]
Once the download finishes, open the dmg file and follow the onscreen instructions to install Java SE 6 on your Mac.
Quit any Java applications before installing this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6133 for more details about this update.[^1^]
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.[^1^]
Keep your software up to date. If you need a newer version of Java, download it directly from Oracle's website at https://www.java.com.[^2^]
When you have Java SE 6 installed on your Mac, you can launch the application that requires it. Note that you do not need to restart your Mac before launching the application.
In this article, we showed you how to download and install Java SE 6 for Mac Yosemite in a few simple steps. We also explained why you may need this legacy version of Java and what are the risks of using it. We hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. ec8f644aee