How to enable Windows 7 God Mode

Windows 7 God Mode is an option, after enabling, gives you facility to list almost every settings in Windows 7 at one place. Windows 7 God Mode lets users access all of the operating system’s control panels from within a single folder.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

How to enable Windows 7 God Mode

1. Create a new folder anywhere you want.

2. Rename it to : GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Windows 7 God Mode

3. Once that is done, the folder’s icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I’m not sure it’s my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.

God Mode in Windows 7

4. The God Mode Window will look something like this:

God Mode in Windows 7

Though nothing surprising in unlocking Windows 7 God Mode. Its all magic of the string you have attached with the folder name. You can create a folder surprise.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} and click on it. What do you get? The Personalization page. As you can see this is nothing special.

Note: The trick appears to work on both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Vista 32-bit and Windows Server 2008 32-bit should also work. However, it is known to crash 64-bit versions of Vista — and you may need to boot in safe mode or to the command line to delete the folder.

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About Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • jc onte

    PLS.. DON’T DO THIS IF YOUR USING VISTA

    DON’T, IVE TESTED IT, IT WILL CRASH EXPLORER.EXE AGAIN AND AGAIN, EVEN WHEN YOU RESTART, IT WILL CRASH

    ONLY FORMAT WILL DO TO FIX THIS

    PLS.. ADMIN OF WINDOWSLIFESTYLE, MAKE A WARNING TO THEM

    • http://www.windowslifestyle.com Nitin

      How To create a Master Control Panel in Windows Vista.

      If you are facing any crashes in Windows Vista then follow this Link.
      Create a Master Control Panel shortcut and explore the all tasks
      I’ve tested it in Vista also and it works fine.

  • Vipul

    Very nice share Nitin.. Seems like one can edit anything in win 7 with this…

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