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JavaRA 2.6 Did Not Remove Old JRE Directories

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    I downloaded JavaRa because it claimed to be able to “completely remove old and redundant versions of JRE”.  However, that has not been my experience.  I ran JavaRa version 2.6 on my Windows 7 64bit OS and the results were not as expected.

    1.)  I ran the Update JavaRa Definitions
    2.)  I ran the Perform Removal Routine

    Although it said it removed a few items, it doesn’t say what.  So I checked to see if the old JRE were removed.  Although none were listed as “Installed” in the control panel other than the current version JRE1.8.0_74 I still had the following remaining and untouched:

    C:/Program Files/Java/jre1.8.0_65
    C:/Program Files/Java/jre1.8.0_60
    C:/Program Files/Java/jre1.8.0_40
    C:/Program Files/Java/jre1.8.0_25
    C:/Program Files/Java/jre7

    Can someone tell me if I did something wrong or if I misunderstand what JavaRa is actually suppose to do?

    Thanks in advance,


    #11502 Reply
    Shane Gowland

    Hi Mike,

    Those directories are from relatively newer versions of the JRE, and subsequently won’t be removed by JavaRa which stopped receiving updates in December 2014.

    #11503 Reply

    It figures!  Any way to manually update the DEF file?


    #11506 Reply
    Shane Gowland

    You can manually open the JavaRa.def file in a text editor and, following the format presented there, add new entries to the file. Just make sure you don’t accidentally update over the top of it.

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