Computer Tip: Enabling “God Mode” in Windows 7 and 8

When Windows 7 came out, someone found a hidden trick to allow you to tweak Windows with additional options that are not in the Control panel or other areas. With Windows 8, the exact same trick is available. Follow the instructions below. [Suggest you try on a test computer first.]

  1. Open the Desktop and start Windows File Explorer.
  2. Under the View tab of Windows File Explorer, check the box next to File name extensions and Hidden items.
  3. Now, anywhere you wish [well almost!], create a new folder.
  4. Remove the “New Folder” and replace with “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” [no quotes].
  5. After hitting the Enter key, you should see the folder named “GodMode”.

If you open it, you will see a large bunch of features, some you knew and others you didn’t.

You can even create a shortcut to the “GodMode” folder and place it somewhere. You can also Pin it or do what most folders can do.

Note that “God Mode” in Windows 64-bit may cause Windows Explorer crashes and restart. You would need to delete the folder in safe mode. In addition, the GUID-based folder names could be exploited by computer worms.

As usual, use at your own risk.


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One Response to Computer Tip: Enabling “God Mode” in Windows 7 and 8

  1. ebraiter says:

    In Windows 10, the folder name will be blank – just showing an icon.

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