Terminal 101: Enable AirDrop on an Older Mac

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modfaith

How far back does this work? Have late 2008 macbook pro running Mountain Lion 10.8.5 (can't find Mavericks anywhere and heard Yosemite is a disaster for older machines).
I've tried the steps and nothing happens ??

// Also my terminal looks different than yours. //

Last login: Tue Dec 2 15:04:39 on console
denny-rambos-macbook-pro:~ dennyrambo$
denny-rambos-macbook-pro:~ dennyrambo$ defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
denny-rambos-macbook-pro:~ dennyrambo$ sudo killall Finder
denny-rambos-macbook-pro:~ dennyrambo$

No "Password" request and extra text on every line?

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Reano De Vitto

In my case, the older Mac is able to see the newer ones but the newer ones cannot see the old.

I am using a Macbook Pro Santa Rosa (pre-unibody, late 2007) and two Macbook Air Airdrop enabled.

Additional tips will be greatly appreciated.

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Greg Sherman

This is a great tip. I can now transfer files easily from my older Mac Pro to my new Macbook Pro and Mac Mini. The only hiccup was that at first I didn't realize that I had to make the terminal changes on the newer Macs as well. Once I did this (with a restart), It works perfectly! Thanks for the tip.

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