Activate God Mode in Windows 7, 8 and 10

February 17, 2015

Windows God Mode FolderWith almost every piece of software there are hidden features. Windows has its fair share and today I want to share with you the trick for activating the “God Mode” folder. The instructions I provide will work in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and even the upcoming Windows 10. Please do not try these instructions in other versions as it could create problems.

  1. Right click on your Windows desktop and choose New | Folder in the pop-up menu that appears. You’ll now have a folder labeled “New Folder” on your desktop. It doesn’t have any special powers yet.
  2. Change the name of this new folder to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and press Enter. I suggest you use copy and paste to avoid any typos. If you want to change “GodMode” to something else, feel free as the text before the period can be whatever you want.
  3. After you change the name, the folder icon will change to one that looks like Windows Control Panel (see the screenshot of mine at top right).

Once you’ve created the folder, double-click on it and you’ll have a very long list of tweaks you can make in Windows. Below is a screenshot of a very small portion of everything that is available.

Windows God Mode Folder

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  1. Pedro Guimoye Barreda

    Hi Foster,
    Thank you for the tip, I am a user and fan of Corel Draw from Peru, and always read your posts via Facebook.

  2. Anonymous

    Hello Foster; Once again you have come up with some very good info…..

    Thanks, George ( AKA TheSignGuy )

  3. Foster D. Coburn III

    Muchas gracias Pedro, I loved my visit to Peru a few years back and glad this tip was of use. Thanks also George, happy to hear this info was good for you.


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