System: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) macOS 10.13.6 (17G14033)

Issue: I cannot send files to my MacBook Pro from my iPhones using Airdrop. When I try to share a file from a iPhone to the Mac using AirDrop, the Mac just doesn't show up among the available users. I looked for AirDrop among the Finder Favorites, and it's not there:

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Following the instructions on this website, I navigated to the Go menu in Finder, selected Go to Folder and pasted in this path:


This is what I see:

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However, if I click on the AirDrop icon, I get this error message:

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What is happening? Can you help me get AirDrop to work on my Mac?

EDIT: there's no AirDrop item in the Finder → Go menu

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the Shift++R shortcut doesn't seem to do anything at all, and finally both WiFi and BlueTooth are turned on:

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  • In the Finder menu bar go to Go → AirDrop, or use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command + R and see if you are able to turn on AirDrop. Also check if you have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on. – Nimesh Neema Oct 25 at 11:10
  • @NimeshNeema see my edits to the question. None of your suggestions seem to work. – DeltaIV Oct 25 at 14:54

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