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Hyder Abbass

Windows 6 2k

Windows 8 is shipped with countless settings that you can tweak and customize. Most of them can be found in Control Panel and scattered through other common locations throughout Windows. While these settings can be time-consuming to search for them, and the likelihood is that you will never remember where they all live.

Well, there’s a simple trick to solve this problem: Enable the God mode. The God what?! The God mode is a hidden feature that allows you to view and make changes to any Windows Settings all in one place. Despite its name, it has nothing really to do with boosting your PC performance or getting special ‘power’ or privileges as the ‘god mode’ in video games.

Activate the God Mode

  • To enable it, right-click on your desktop, select New > Folder.

  • Rename the newly created folder with the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. This is where all the magic comes from.

  • Tada! Your folder should now get a new icon. Double-click on it to access to your Windows settings in one location.

God Mode Windows 8

Within the God Mode folder, you will have access to all Windows Settings grouped into sections. You might want to Collapse/Expand all these options to easily navigate through them. ( Right-click> Collapse all groups )
collapse group windows god mode

You can also enable the God Mode on previous Windows version (including Windows 7 and Vista) by following the same steps above.


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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

It works on my vista as well !
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Pretty cool trick! I wonder who discovered this hidden feature and how he found that!!
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Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Cool trick but not really useful since I don't think people access the control panel features on a daily basis.
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Ben Harry

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The God mode works perfectly on my Windows 8 machine. Thanks!
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

That's a cool trick! But at the end of the day, it does not provide you with additional feature found in "Enterprise/Ultimate" windows editions.
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

I'm sorry to be off-topic, but I've been looking for a way to contact you and couldn't find an email. I stumbled across an old tutorial of yours on YouHack about a Facebook post-to-wall system and I'm interested in using it in a website I'm developing. Do you have a system or protocol for which people can use your code in projects (i.e. open source with credit given to you [the author] in comments or a licensing fee)? I will note that the website I'm building is a for-profit venture, if that makes a difference to you, although it's my first real website-building experience and it may or may not actually make money. If you could reply to me, I would really appreciate it. I also politely request if you want more details about the website itself, you provide me with a way to privately contact you so I can avoid publicly posting details about my project. Thank you for your time.