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Tutorial: Windows 7 "GodMode" Trick

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By: Bmsr256

October 11, 2017

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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