4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2014 7:37 AM by tortolian
the hammer1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Jut upgraded to Lion and Airdrop is not showing in my Finder window. Any ideas?

macbook, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)

    If your Mac is the same as, or newer than, the models listed below, then it supports AirDrop.

    • 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)

    * The MacBook Pro (17-Inch Late 2008) and the white MacBook (Late 2008) do not support AirDrop.

  • the hammer1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.

  • nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Airdrop will work on older Mac models (not just the official list provided by Apple).


    You can enable it in older models:


    (1) Use Oynx to turn it on (Oynx is a Mac utility to turn on hidden features on the Mac):


         * download the latest version of Oynx: http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php

         * make sure you use the correct version of Oynx that corresponds to your MacOSX version

         * In Oynx, click "Parameters" icon,

              * then click "Misc" button on the tab

              * then check the "Force enabling AirDrop" checkmark to turn it on.




    (2) If you are geeky enough, go to Terminal and type this line:


         defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowserAllInterfaces 1


    Then re-log/relaunch Finder.

  • tortolian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is 2009 and I don't see AirDrop?