Dear Aunt TUAW,
I want to use AirDrop between my older iMac and my new MacBook Air. How can I do this? They're both running Lion but AirDrop is only enabled on the MBA.
Your loving nephew,
You can enable AirDrop for many older Lion systems at the Terminal command line. Enter:defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
After setting the defaults, you'll need to restart Finder:killall Finder
Once you do, you should be able to use AirDrop on your local Wi-Fi network. Auntie is currently using AirDrop from her early 2009 Mac mini without any trouble.
Dear Aunt TUAW: How do I enable AirDrop on my older Mac? originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.