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GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven

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Now let’s be honest, the title of this post got you a little intrigued right?

I remember the first time I heard about a hidden feature of Windows called GodMode I thought for sure it was a joke, but then I found it was an actual feature you can activate on any computer running Windows 7 or above.

So what is GodMode you are asking? I want you to think of it as a central location for all the operating system settings that are usually scattered in various nooks around your computer. It’s like the Control Panel only better and provides you with a one-stop location to customise your computer.

Update: Since I published this article back in September 2014 a few things have changed with GodMode. It still works, however, the ability to give the folder a meaningful name has been lost. This has been brought to the attention of Microsoft, however, I’m guessing that it would be low on their priority list of fixes. Having said that, the folder itself does still work however it will appear with no name at all on the folder.

To display GodMode, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new folder at any location on your computer by right mouse clicking and select New > Folder, I generally suggest either on the desktop where it will be easy to access or in the Documents folder:
GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven
  1. Give the folder the following exact name, you will need to copy and paste this into the new folder

             God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

  1. Press Enter to confirm the name
  2. The GodMode icon will now be displayed looking a lot like the Control Panel:
GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven
  1. Double-click the icon to open the folder
  2. You will now see 204 items listed ranging from options in categories including Administrative Tools, Backup and Restore, Date and Time, Devices and Printers, File Explorer Options, Internet Options and the list goes on…
GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven
  1. Scroll through and take a look at the options you now have available all through the one folder
  2. Enjoy GodMode!

If you liked this post on using GodMode, then check out other posts related to customising Microsoft Windows such as Create a custom toolbar menu in Windows 10, or Pin an application to the start menu.


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