God Mode in Windows

God Mode in Windows is a special folder on the computer with all the settings of the operating system, collected in one place. Launching God Mode simplifies access to computer management and administration.

The Windows operating system has hundreds of settings that are safely hidden in the bowels of the system. To find the desired function, the user sometimes has to open a large number of windows, menus and other things. At the same time, it is not always obvious to carry out a quick search for the required setting.

The way out of this situation is to use the so-called “God Mode” (God Mode), with which you can get quick access to all Windows settings from one place.

In this article, I will talk about two ways to activate God Mode in Windows 10, and how to use God Mode with only the most requested features of the user’s choice.

Similarly, you can run the God Mode feature in Windows 7, in Windows 8, in Windows 8.1, in Windows Vista. The creation of the God Mode folder on these operating systems proceeds as described in this article.

God Mode in Windows 10 (1 way)

Create a folder on the desktop with any name. Next, rename the folder, enter a new name by copying this name:

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

The folder name can be anything, not necessarily “GodMode”, such as “God Mode” or “My God Mode”. Enter the name of the folder, and after the dot, enter the character set (GUID is the unique identifier for the folder).

After clicking on the “GodMode” folder, a window will open with all the available settings for the Windows operating system.

The GodMode folder can be added to Favorites in Windows 7, or to the Quick Access Toolbar (Quick Access) in Windows 10, in order to quickly access God Mode from any Explorer window.

Settings, on the example of Windows 10, are grouped into sections corresponding to their functionality (the number of available applications, parameters and settings is shown in brackets):

  • Autorun (3).
  • Administration (12).
  • Windows Firewall (2).
  • Date and time (4).
  • Storage spaces (1).
  • Credential Manager (2).
  • Home group (3).
  • Windows Defender (1).
  • Sound (4).
  • Infrared (1).
  • File history (4).
  • Keyboard (2).
  • Mouse (8).
  • Taskbar and navigation (6).
  • Indexing options (1).
  • Explorer Options (5).
  • Personalization (7).
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connection (1).
  • Programs and components (8).
  • Default programs (2).
  • Working folders (1).
  • Speech recognition (3).
  • Regional standards (6).
  • Backup and Restore (Windows 7) (2).
  • Browser properties (15).
  • System (23).
  • Phone and modem (1).
  • Color management (1).
  • Troubleshooting (12).
  • Devices and printers (11).
  • User accounts (9).
  • Security and Service Center (14).
  • Synchronization center (1).
  • Accessibility Center (26).
  • Network and Sharing Center (11).
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption (1).
  • Fonts (4).
  • Screen (4).
  • Power supply (6).
  • Language (2).

From the GodMode folder, you can control 230 Windows 10 features. Other operating systems will have a different number of options available (Windows 7 has 335 features).

Attention! Changing some settings is fraught with unpredictable consequences. Therefore, be aware before you start changing the settings of the Windows operating system.

God Mode (God Mode) in Windows (2 way)

Another way is to add “God Mode” to the Control Panel of the operating system (code by Shawn Brink).

To do this, you need to create a registry file with the code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D15ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}]

@="God Mode"

"InfoTip"="All elements"

"System.ControlPanel.Category"="5"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D15ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\DefaultIcon]

@="%SystemRoot%System32imageres.dll,-27"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D15ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\Shell\Open\Command]

@="explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D15ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}]

@="God Mode"

Copy this code into Notepad, and then a file with the extension “.reg” (file name – any, encoding – “Unicode”, file type – “All files”).

Double-click on the file to make entries in the registry, or after right-clicking on the file, select “Merge”.

God Mode Favorites Folder

Many users do not need access to all the possible features of the Windows operating system. For example, the user only needs some of the most frequently requested Windows features. Therefore, the user can independently select the parameters of the God Mode mode, to access the most frequently changed settings.

A simple solution to this issue is to create a folder with shortcuts to launch your favorite, desired system settings.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop with an appropriate (friendly) name, such as “God Mode”.
  2. Next, open the GodMode folder, select the option you want, and then drag it into the God Mode folder.

Thus, shortcuts will be placed in the “God Mode” folder to quickly launch the necessary applications, to access some systems. Now, by opening this folder, after clicking on the shortcut, you can immediately launch the necessary Windows application.

The favorites folder (God Mode) can be added to the Quick Access Panel in File Explorer for quick access to system settings in Windows 10, or added to Favorites in Windows 7.

God Mode in Windows XP

You will not be able to launch god mode in the Windows XP operating system in this way. But don’t worry, there is a way out.

To enable access to system settings in Windows XP, use a special application that can be downloaded from my website. For Good-mode.exe to work, .NET Framework 2.0 must be installed on the computer.

After starting the program, you will get access to the parameters of the Windows XP operating system, which are displayed in the program window in alphabetical order. Click on the “Sort by category” button to group the parameters according to their purpose.

Next, check all the parameters in the program window, and then click on the “Finish” button. The folder “My God Mode” will appear on the desktop of the computer, in which there are shortcuts for launching the operating system settings. If the folder does not appear, press the “F5” button.

From the My God Mode folder, you will have access to the necessary Windows XP settings.

Article Conclusions

The user can enable the “God Mode” function on their computer for quick access to the settings and options of the Windows operating system. You can create a special folder to enter god mode, add god mode to the Control Panel, or create a special folder to run the most requested settings.

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