How to create an amazing God Mode folder in Windows

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When I came across this recently, I only had one question: How have I not known about this already?  I will admit this is not necessarily something that every computer user will want to use all the time, but if you like being in full control of your Windows computer, I think you’ll love this cool little trick.

God Mode

First of all, even though this function is called the “God Mode”, that’s not technically accurate. The term “GodMode” came from the gaming industry.  It refers to a player in a game being unable to be hurt or killed in the game.  Usually this is enabled by using a cheat, because if your player can’t be injured or killed, there’s not really much of a challenge to the game. For the “GodMode” process we are talking about today, it doesn’t really refer to the computer user as being immortal or invincible.  Instead, it takes a broader definition and just means that you have complete control over your computer, much the same way that God is in full control of everything in the universe. Creating the GodMode folder is easy: First, highlight the line of text below, right click on that highlighted line, and choose Copy:

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

Then, somewhere in an open area on your desktop, do a right click and choose New – Folder. Finally, right click on the new folder you just created and choose Rename, then right click on the words “New Folder” and choose Paste. That’s it.  Now you have this folder on your desktop with this long, weird name.  But how does that do anything?  There’s nothing in that folder yet, right?  Wrong. Double click on that new folder to open it, and see what comes up.  You might be a little surprised at what you see.

GodMode tweaks

You will see many options listed, in categories.  You now have at your fingertips 278 different tweaks, adjustments and settings that you can now control all from one place (this folder). Everything from drive encryption to desktop gadgets to parental controls to speech recognition.  Just scroll down that list and see what is available there.

Of course, it’s good to remind ourselves that these are all things we already could control – if we could find them.  Some of these things are in Control Panel, so if you went there and knew where to look, you could have done some of the things listed.  The nice thing about this folder is that it puts all of those controls right there in one single place for you to easily access.

The GodMode folder works with Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) with no problem.  It also works with Windows Vista 32 bit.  The 64-bit version of Windows Vista has been known to crash it sometimes.  If that happens to you, you can boot to Safe Mode and delete the folder you just created (but you will then no longer be the God of your computer… just one more reason to upgrade to Windows 7). listen to my podcast in iTunes

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Travis Freeburg
December 23rd, 2013

This also works in Windows 8 as well, in case anyone is wondering.

Scott Johnson
December 23rd, 2013

Thanks Travis!

Maurice Gilbert
December 23rd, 2013

Great bit of knowledge; thanks for sharing…and to you and your family, Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year!

Scott Johnson
December 23rd, 2013

Thanks Maurice, and same to you and yours!

Bob L
December 23rd, 2013

There goes the plan for Monday morning! Now, it’s just another cuppa and some “playing God” Thanks, Scott, and have a great Holiday season!

Joan Peterson
December 23rd, 2013

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. You are without question my favorite Floridian. And thank you for the opportunity to “lord” it over everybody I know. There’s absolutely nothing like knowing everything!

Marge
December 24th, 2013

Tres interesting, Scott. Thank you!