How to Enable Windows GodMode in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 2:00 PM
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I’ve somehow managed to go my whole live without hearing about Windows ‘GodMode’. You know when you’re scouring through the Control Panel looking for the right section? This hidden Windows setting collates all of your Settings menu and Control Panel options into a single screen, providing total control over your operating system. GodMode is every single Control Panel setting in one giant list.

It turns out the fabled GodMode is very easy to enable as well. Here’s how to turn on God Mode in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

How to enable God Mode on Windows 7

To turn on Windows 7 God Mode, right click on your desktop and select ‘New > Folder

Name your new folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The standard folder icon will change to the Control Panel icon and it will now be called ‘GodMode’.

 

How to enable God Mode on Windows 8

 

To turn on God Mode in Windows 8, create a new folder on your desktop. Do this by clicking on the desktop and select  ‘New > Folder’.

Name your new folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The standard folder icon will change to the Control Panel icon and it will now be called ‘GodMode’.

How to enable God Mode on Windows 10

To enable God Mode in Windows 10, right click on your desktop and click ‘New > Folder’.

Rename the folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The standard folder icon will change to the Control Panel icon and it will now be called ‘GodMode’.

Once you’ve created your GodMode folder, you’re then free to name it whatever you want. Naturally I deified myself, but you can call it whatever you wish.

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22:22 Mar-21-2017

Very good.....

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22:00 Mar-20-2017

Gr8 info. Thanks. Big like for you :)

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09:30 Mar-20-2017

I luv it, I don't care ! thnx :D

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05:39 Mar-20-2017

JoffMode! FREAKING GOLDEN!! xD
Gonna do too :P

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00:24 Mar-20-2017

+1 for you sir!

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20:08 Mar-19-2017

Thanks, man :) Good Info

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19:45 Mar-19-2017

Don't tell it to Kratos...

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16:39 Mar-19-2017

Hmmm, I'd heard of this before, but never tried it until just now. It's really nice to have all the settings on one page! Unfortunately, I can't rename the folder, because every time I take away the string after the "." it just turns into a regular folder.

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17:11 Mar-19-2017

I found this statement on the net: "If you don't like the term GodMode, you can rename the folder to anything you like. The only caveat is that you must not remove the period placed just before the brackets, or change the string of letters and numbers inside the curly braces."

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22:00 Mar-19-2017

Yeah I found that as well. I would be fine just leaving the folder name as GodMode. But I'm fine with it now anyway, I Just left it as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} . It's long enough a folder name that, unless I've got it highlighted on my desktop, it just reads as: Godmode.{... And that's fine with me :D

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13:12 Mar-20-2017

in fact the . and stuff after is an extension, so if you have hidden/system file extensions displayed (like me), then you need to keep the name - you can only change the string before .

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22:42 Mar-21-2017

Ahhh that makes sense. I have file extensions displayed, as well.

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16:37 Mar-19-2017

Neat!
And that's why Game-Debate is the best bringing us all kind of treats!

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16:30 Mar-19-2017

Thanks!!

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16:21 Mar-19-2017

Brilliant!

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00:25 Mar-20-2017

But with the wizard gauntlet voice lol!

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15:45 Mar-19-2017

Old news and I never found a use for it

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20:23 Mar-19-2017

Same. Been having it for years, but I'll be damned if I ever used it once...

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20:40 Mar-19-2017

I know right it seems so clunky I tried it a couple of times in my life but just scrolling through all settings takes way longer than educating oneself and getting used to the control panel in one day.

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21:03 Mar-20-2017

I mean, why would you scroll through that list when you can open control panel and type what you want to find?

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15:39 Mar-19-2017

nice. thanks!

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15:39 Mar-19-2017

What is "godmode"? What does it do?

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15:42 Mar-19-2017

actually it's nothing God-like,
just makes a shortcut folder to all the system tools

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15:54 Mar-19-2017

Ah right, cheers :)

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15:27 Mar-19-2017

Nice lol I went against Microsoft with this. My Win 10 Pro isn't activated since I sold the license to my friend, and I couldn't customize stuff at all. Now I can. Microsoft in your face!

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15:15 Mar-19-2017

Kinda neat in all fairness. I think I'm going to use it from now on.

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14:33 Mar-19-2017

JoffMode lmfao xD

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14:16 Mar-19-2017

sweet

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14:12 Mar-19-2017

This should be named "How kids can destroy your PC via enabling GodMode".

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14:10 Mar-19-2017

" I’ve somehow managed to go my whole live without hearing about Windows ‘GodMode’ "You are not alone..looks interesting but pointless if it has the same settings as control panel.

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