[How to] Accessing God Mode in Windows 7

By | December 6, 2014

What Is GodMode?

GodMode is actually a hidden (or, at least it used to be hidden) developer shortcut in Windows 7 that provides more direct access to features and functions of the operating system. To be clear, GodMode doesn’t add functionality. But it helps administrators work more efficiently by collecting all these tweaks and controls in one place.

 

Accessing GodMode in Windows 7

Follow these steps to access GodMode:

  • Create a new folder wherever you want the GodMode folder to be. Right-click in Windows Explorer, select New, then click Folder.
  • Next, rename the folder. You can name the folder anything you like as long as you add a period followed by this exact text string: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • The folder icon should be replaced by the Control Panel icon, and the folder should now be filled with a variety of tweaks and tools (see figure at lower right).
The GodMode folder provides access to a variety of tools and tweaks. (Click for larger image.)

 

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But, wait. There’s more! The truth is, there isn’t just one “GodMode.” Windows 7 has an entire pantheon of GodModes, with a variety of hidden folders you can set up using different, unique text strings, including special folders for biometric settings, printers, credentials and logins, the firewall and security, and many other features and functions of Windows 7.

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