Update: A version of NTFS-3G with native 64-bit PrefPane support has been released. The instructions below have been left for archival purposes, but are no longer required.

I use NTFS-3G + MacFUSE to write to NTFS disks on occasion, but I hate restarting System Preferences just to run a 32-bit PrefPane when I want to view/change some settings. Behold the power of open source!

To compile a 64-bit System Preferences compatible version of this item simply

  1. Grab the source for the NTFS-3G PrefPane

  2. Right click and get info on the build target to add x86_64, turn on Objective-C garbage collection to “supported”1

  3. Build the target.

…and you’re all set. You can download my copy, but I don’t recommend using it in 10.5 or 10.4. Of course, you don’t need a 64-bit PrefPane prior to 10.6 so why would you download it anyway?

  1. If you set it to supported it should work in OS X 10.5 still