What is God Mode and how to activate it on Windows [Guide]

God Mode is a little known hidden feature in Windows that lets a user access a huge list of Windows customization settings from within one folder. This makes it pretty convenient for those who like to tweak and tune their Windows PCs regularly, which generally entails searching for the necessary files or options on your computer. The God Mode trick allows all system management tools (usually located at different places like the Control Panel, Computer Management, Administration Tools, etc) to be conveniently accessed from a single place. Let’s take a look at it.

How To Activate God Mode on Windows

Before we tell you how to activate it, please note God Mode works on Windows 7 and 8. Do not attempt it on earlier versions of Windows or else you will be sorry.

That said, here is how to activate God Mode on Windows:

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop
  2. Rename the new folder to: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} .If you wish to call it something else, you can replace the GodMode part to whatever it is that you prefer.
    God Mode Folder
  3. You will see that the folder icon will change to resemble a control panel and the string of characters are no longer visible
    God Mode Folder Icon Change
  4. Now open this folder to find all your computer settings conveniently listed in one folder.
    God Mode
  5. That’s it. You now have God Mode on Windows activated.


God Mode is a neat little trick which works on Windows 7/8, and saves you the trouble of remembering where each setting or option is located. While this may not be a brand new trick, it certainly is a useful if you keep tweaking your computer a lot. Enjoy!

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