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Making AirDrop not broadcast for me

Posted on 2012-03-14
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I read that AirDrop broadcasts my PC is nearby to them. I want that off.

How can I do that?

Thanks.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 2000 total points
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There is no real security risk with AirDrop and it does not activate unless you click on it and Accept incoming files
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3197984?start=0&tstart=0

If you really want to fully disable it you can run the command on this website in a Terminal window
 defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES

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http://jtimberman.housepub.org/blog/2012/02/25/disable-airdrop-lion/
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So it's a neat way for people to share files with each other. Thanks.
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