[Mac OS X] Enabling AirDrop on older Macs
AirDrop is a new feature in OS X Lion that allows network file sharing between Macs in a very simple way that does not require any network exchange settings on the part of the user.
In the Finder, it is easy to find the AirDrop item, entering which you can see the list all nearby computers running OS X Lion.
The rest is easy. Drag the desired file to the icon of another computer and confirm the sending, and a window will appear on the receiving machine asking you to accept the file being sent or cancel the transfer:
However, as it turns out, not all Macs have AirDrop enabled in Lion. Alas... Here is my old iMac (2007), as you can easily see by the absence of the AirDrop item in the Finder, it belongs to these:
Apple has a list of systems that support AirDrop.
This note is intended for users of such Macs. AirDrop can still be enabled by a very simple procedure.
Why start Terminal. app and enter the following commands: