Sunday, December 28, 2014

How To Install AirDrop On Mac OS X Lion and Older

You can use this tutorial on how to install AirDrop on Mac OS X Lion version in that case when you are running OS X Lion or higher version and don't see AirDrop in your Finder. If you want to change it please perform these easy steps.

If you have the right Mac AirDrop is a breeze to use. You won't be able to it if your computer doesn’t have the compatible hardware to run the process especially in that case, if it doesn't have Wi-Fi chips capable of personal area networking (PAN) for peer-to-peer connections. Many Macs, even that have been relatively recent developed and many that can run Lion, don’t have those chips and as a result can’t use AirDrop. To change the situation and begin to use it you should install AirDrop on Mac OS X Lion following this guide.


These steps should be performed on any other Macs that you want to AirDrop with the older Mac.

Step 1: The first step that you need to do is to launch Terminal from your Applications: Utilities folder.

Step 2: Now please Enter the following text command into the Terminal window and then press Enter:

defaults write BrowseAllInterfaces 1

Step 3: After the second step is done, you need to enter this text command into Terminal to relaunch Finder:

killall Finder

Step 4: After you are done, you will be able to see AirDrop, that has appeared under the favorites in your Finder window.

You can easily reverse the text command by entering the following text command in Terminal:

defaults write BrowseAllInterfaces 0


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