Tutorial: Windows 7 “GodMode” Trick

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I don’t know if many of you know about this trick, but it was hidden in Windows 7 and may be present on recent versions of Windows. It enables “GodMode,” a term devised by the Microsoft development team, which provides a single place to access all Windows settings without needing to browse options and folders in the Control Panel.

 

Here is how to do it:

  • Create a new folder
  • Rename the folder toGodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}(note that you can change the “GodMode” text, but the following period and code number are essential).
  • The folder icon will change — double click it to show the GodMode window:

Display of the trick.

The window shows nearly 50 sections with quick links to configuration options. Strictly speaking, it’s not a God Mode since all the options are available elsewhere. It’s more akin to an “all tasks” list — but you may find it easier than stumbling through Windows numerous screens and panels.

 

Warning!

The trick appears to work on both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Vista 32-bit and Windows Server 2008 32-bit should also work. However, it is known to crash 64-bit versions of Vista — and you may need to boot in safe mode or to the command line to delete the folder.

So there is a useful Windows trick for the curiosity of some.

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12 Comments
  1. Thanx for the trick.

  2. also works on WinSrv 2016 v1607

  3. Never knew about this. How did I ever go without this?

  4. Thanks , it s works in Windows 10 Pro 64 bits.

  5. Nice to know its working also in Win 10, its a oldie but a good one to share

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