How to enable God Mode in Windows

God Mode - Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista

In this Windows How-To you’ll learn how to enable God Mode on Windows. And this method of accessing the operating system settings is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Before getting started, do you know what Windows God Mode is? God Mode is a mode on Windows that you enable by creating a special folder and it allows you to have access all Windows configuration settings with one-click (e.g., mouse, display, Internet options, network and much more), without having to hop between different windows to change a specific setting.

Enabling God Mode on Windows

1. While in the Windows’ desktop do a right-click and select Create a new Folder, then rename the folder using the following string and press Enter:

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

2. The folder will change its icon to the Control Panel icon with the name of God Mode. Now just double-click it to open it. That’s it!

If you thought you knew every Windows configuration setting, think again. God Mode will provide you, which I could say, with every configuration setting you can think of; all in one place with one-click access. And also you can access a lot of How-Tos for many of the OS settings.

Note: Everybody knows it as the God Mode, but when creating the new folder, you can choose another name for it such as AllTask.{“the above string here”}.
Warning: Be careful if you are using this on Windows Vista x64 as there has been cases of issues with some users.

Alright, I hope you enjoy this little trick on Windows, not real magic here but it is really cool to have access to every Windows configuration setting.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.