Has The Java File Been Compiled Using A Newer Version Of The Java Runtime (class File Version 57.0)?

This error message indicates that you are trying to run a Java program (.class file) on a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that is of an older version than the one used to compile the program.

The class file version number 57.0 corresponds to Java 13.0. If you are running your program on an older version of Java, you need to update your JRE to a more recent version that supports class file version 57.0 or recompile the Java program using an older version compatible with your current JRE.

To resolve this issue, you can do one of the following:

  1. Update your JRE: Download and install a newer version of Java that supports class file version 57.0. You can go to the official Java website (https://www.java.com) and download the latest version.

  2. Recompile the program: If you have the source code for the program, you can recompile it using an older version of Java that matches your current JRE. You can specify the target Java version during compilation using the -target flag. For example, to compile for Java 8, you can use the following command: javac -target 1.8 YourProgram.java. After recompilation, the generated class file should be compatible with your JRE.

It’s important to ensure that your JRE and the version used for compilation are compatible to avoid compatibility issues like this.

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