A while ago, I downgraded from Java 7 to Java 6 on my Mac, using these instructions.
A few days ago, and for no apparent reason, this has stopped working (in my web browser) and Java just doesn't seem to be answering at all. So I tried — without having any clue of what I was doing — to reinstall Java 7, then to downgrade again using the same instructions. That failed miserably of course. When I type in the following instruction from the Apple web site in the Terminal:
sudo mv /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled
The Terminal says "Not a directory".
When I type in:
java version "1.6.0_37" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_37-b06-434-11M3909) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.12-b01-434, mixed mode)
The Java Panel is also present in my System Preferences... no clue why. When I tried the set of instructions earlier though, I managed to make it disappear, but Java didn't work in my browser at all.
Also, there is no application called Java Preferences in /Applications/Utilities, and when I go to the Java Panel in System Preferences and try to visualize the versions I have (under the "Java" tab) it only tells me about 1.7. I have seen a screenshot where the author also had "1.6 (system)" but this isn't the case for me.
Of course, this is most likely due to the fact I had no idea what I was doing, but I hope you can find a solution.
Any help? I'm on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5