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Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I can't find it. Where is it?


24, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • 1. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    JJDJB Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Open up Finder, it is on the left navigation pane.

     

    Be sure that your machine is supported:

    • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
    • MacBook (Late 2008 or newer)
    • iMac (Early 2009 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)

     

     

    Best,

    -Jack

  • 2. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Alex403 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    it is in finder.

  • 3. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It's alway irritating that System Information reports that you have a MacThing 12,2, but they tell you something applies to a MacThing (Late 2008). Why the double talk? And what stretch of time constitutes "late" 2008 anyway? What if I bought it on August 28 and it was delivered on September 5. Would that be mid or late? I have no clue.

     

    Enough with the justified rant. I don't know about this early, late, or mid year number stuff, and neither does my iMac, for that matter. What the iMac tells me is that it is an iMac 7,1.

     

    Apple never disclosed that there are Macs that came with wifi but don't support Airdrop. Why would anyone think that was the case? Since Airdrop does not appear on the Finder sidebar, I presume that my iMac 7,1 doesn't match whatever that calendard drivel means.

  • 4. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Alex403 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    if you open finder preferences, click on sidebar, and make sure airdrop is checked. if you are able to run lion, you should be able to run everything in it.

  • 5. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    If it's not listed (and checked to show) under Favorites in your Sidebar of any finder window, then you don't have it. FWIW, it will only work if you have a second machine running Lion which supports it (or a friend drops by with one or you are in an office environment with other Macs that support it).

  • 6. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    "...you should be able to run everything on it."

     

    Not true as shown by the above post listing which ones are compatible with AirDrop.

  • 7. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)
    if you are able to run lion, you should be able to run everything in it.

     

    Lion may be supported, but Airdrop may not be.

  • 8. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Alex403 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    i stand corrected.

  • 9. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    tiky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    why were older macs left out of the airdrop feature? are there more lion features incompatible too?

  • 10. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,350 points)

    I think because their wireless cards don't have the supporting chipset.

     

    I'm not aware of any other similar limitations.

  • 11. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    Kenneth Collins1 wrote:

     

    It's alway irritating that System Information reports that you have a MacThing 12,2, but they tell you something applies to a MacThing (Late 2008). Why the double talk? And what stretch of time constitutes "late" 2008 anyway? What if I bought it on August 28 and it was delivered on September 5. Would that be mid or late? I have no clue.

     

    Enough with the justified rant. I don't know about this early, late, or mid year number stuff, and neither does my iMac, for that matter. What the iMac tells me is that it is an iMac 7,1.

     

    Apple never disclosed that there are Macs that came with wifi but don't support Airdrop. Why would anyone think that was the case? Since Airdrop does not appear on the Finder sidebar, I presume that my iMac 7,1 doesn't match whatever that calendard drivel means.

     

    They clearly DID disclose, you DID NOT read:

     

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html

     

    Specifically:

     

    AirDrop

    supports the following Mac models:

    • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
    • MacBook (Late 2008 or newer)
    • iMac (Early 2009 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)
  • 12. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    andréas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to Jack, I can stop searching for an answer on why AirDrop doesn't show up on my MacMini. Sad but true, it's older than mid 2010 :-(

  • 13. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    Did you actually read his post before answering it Ian? His complaint was that the information when you look at System Info does not match what is in the link you posted, that had previously been posted.

  • 14. Re: Where is Airdrop?
    Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    Actually he said "Apple never disclosed that there are Macs that came with wifi but don't support Airdrop."

     

    Apple clearly DID disclose. 

     

    They may not have done it in a way that matched the System Info, but it was disclosed.

     

    And yes I did read the post.

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