Introduction: Windows "God Mode"

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 Not many people know of this sometimes handy, and pretty well-hidden feature of Windows. And that would be the Godmode folder. Which contains pretty much anything to change your computers settings.

This works on Windows 7, and Windows Vista. I haven't tried it with Windows XP yet, but someone should definitely give it a try!

Step 1: What YOU Need to Do

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 Okay, this is pretty simple!

Step 1(Pic 1): make a new folder on your desktop, or wherever you prefer.

Step 2(Pic 2): name the new folder... GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
(Just copy and paste that as the name)

Step 3(Pic 3): click and open your new folder!

Step 4(Pic 4): if your did it correctly, after you click the icon, this window should show up.

Step 2: That's It!

 And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


bvd1940 (author)2015-01-08

Thanks, it makes life sooo much simpler.

airoplane channelr (author)2014-12-26

Atleast worked on my Windows 7 ;).

airoplane channelr (author)2014-12-26

Oh man! I thought it would work on XP cause it worked on my windows 7.I thought that I could blow off everyone's mind.

soulfulwriter (author)2014-11-18

WOW! It works on Windows 8.1 too! Thanks a mil!

hugomartin (author)2012-08-16


Pettrocity (author)2012-03-18

Does this work on Windows 7 Starter?

JamesMontour (author)Pettrocity2012-03-18

I believe it should, I have not tested in on 7 starter

ad29111 (author)2011-10-26

This works because both vista and win 7 use something called GUID. Search it up. So this isn't really "god mode" it's just a link to control panel

jmcmonagle (author)2011-10-11

Does not work on Vista 64. Causes explorer to restart over and over. If you are experiencing this boot to safe mode command prompt. CD to users desktop and remove directory. This is the way... If you have trouble with this (or don’t have another computer) then you can reboot into safe mode command prompt. Then you can change directories to the desktop (cd c:\users\USERNAME\desktop). Then run the following command: rd /s “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” Click Y, when asked.
"quoted from chris barba under random technical thoughts"

colorex (author)2011-07-10

Dude you blew my head off with that!

screenguy (author)2011-06-04

windows xp doesnt work it comes up windows dosent regoinise this file

Wesfletch (author)2011-02-27

How did you even find this out? Are you from Narnia?

JamesMontour (author)Wesfletch2011-02-28

Yes, yes I am.

Wesfletch (author)JamesMontour2011-03-01

That's pretty scary actually. How's Aslan?

cornboy3 (author)2010-01-06

 Isn't that just a full listing of the control panel?

JamesMontour (author)cornboy32010-01-06

 Yes, and also no. It has the expanded contents of the Control Panel, as well as the Administrative tools, and a few other things.

Adam-S (author)JamesMontour2011-03-01

hooray, thats good.

now i can edit user account control! :) (even if i AM an administrator)

cornboy3 (author)JamesMontour2010-01-06

 But in windows vista/7 all the administrative tools are listed very deep into the control panel. Here you can just see all the control panel items in a list format

Adam-S (author)2011-02-27

why dosent god mode work in the documents folder?

JamesMontour (author)Adam-S2011-02-28

What do you mean?

Adam-S (author)JamesMontour2011-03-01

i created the god mode folder and named it correctly. i did all this in the 'documents' folder of my vista pc. but when i clicked on it, my explorer crashed and restarted!

The Ideanator (author)2010-01-06

Also is doesn't work on xp "windows cannot open this file"

trog0 (author)The Ideanator2010-11-02

you can right click and explore the folder but it is unpopulated

 Alright, I wasn't sure if it did or not. Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it!!

klercke (author)2010-10-02

only works wiyh service pack 1

ninjanody (author)2010-09-05

it sure impress me mate..

dorian_rpg (author)2010-06-26

Ummm well damn... that's pretty interesting.. you learn something new every day lol

caw1975 (author)2010-04-27

 This is great! I love having everything in one place. And it's so simple it seems unreal. Thanks!

JamesMontour (author)caw19752010-04-27

 Glad it came in to use for you! And you're very welcome :]

opg1 (author)2010-04-18

WOW it works great.... thanx for the info :-)

JamesMontour (author)opg12010-04-18

 You're most certainly welcome :]

Algag (author)2010-04-12 works...NOT expecting that to be true

JamesMontour (author)Algag2010-04-12

 Haha, yup! :]

ghostrider2 (author)2010-04-11

does not work with XP

The Ideanator (author)2010-01-06

Woah, now thats pretty cool.

 Haha, I like to think so :]

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