Airdrop on Older Macs - Mavericks

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  1. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    I use a 2007 Model iMac; With mountain lion a terminal command was available to enable the Airdrop feature on older macs.

    Does that still work with Mavericks Installed? I installed GM and all seems well but the Airdrop don't seem to work any more.

    Trying to do airdrop between iMac and macbook.
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it will. Apple has gotten rid of many workaround so for things like the 2D dock, so I wouldn't be surprised if this didn't work either.
     
  3. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes: :(

    Umm, time to dig out the old pen drives again now ...
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Or just use File sharing over your wireless network.
     
  5. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

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    Still works on Mavericks GM developers release.

    Tested with:

    • Mac Pro 1,1 (wired ethernet) running Mavericks
    • rMBP (wireless) running Mountain Lion

    Both machines could see each other and transfer files in both directions after issuing the terminal command.
     
  6. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you share the command to activate it; couldn't seem to find it...
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    If you don't get any joy, consider InstaShare on the App Store. Works a treat.
     
  8. activate macrumors regular

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    defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces -bool TRUE

    Then restart the computer. Repeat this tweak on every other Mac to which you want to transfer files via AirDrop, even if they are already compatible with AirDrop. Reboot each after making the tweak.
     
  9. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks ..
     
  10. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    Agree.
    Instashare can also transfer files between iOS devices and OS X, while Airdrop can't.
     

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