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And in the process I've lost the /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences folder. Didn't come back when I installed java 7 again. MacKeeper "suggested" to delete that one. I guess your anger towards that software has some reason to it...
MacKeeper is one step up from malware, as far as I'm concerned. It's a sloppily coded piece of crapware whose capabilities existed and are better implemented in quite a number of different freeware products. In fact, it wasn't even a real Mac application up until recently - it was a bunch of Windows code slapped together with WINE to get it to run on the Mac. The only reason it's (often accidentally) installed most of the time is because of pervasive advertising.

Why is it so bad? Well, following its recommendations led you to this condition, just as an example... good thing it didn't recommend you delete or otherwise compromise a more important system file.

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How do I get that utility back?
Java 7 is so new, that's going to be hard to answer. Previously, Apple implemented their own version of Java. It wasn't until Oracle stepped up with Java 7 that we ever had a non-native implementation. I wish I had an answer for you, but I suspect reinstalling didn't solve the problem because the installer sensed components still installed. I would check Oracle's support site for an inventory of all installed files so that you can manually remove them.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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