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What is God Mode in Windows and how do you activate it?

Jeremy Milliner

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If you spend as much time clacking away at a keyboard as we do, then you’ll be glad to learn any tricks of the trade to speed up your work. A fast operating system is one thing, and there are several ways you can speed up your actual computer, but speed is also user-dependent, and there’s nothing quite like wielding the might of Windows God Mode.

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What is Windows God Mode?

“God Mode” is one of the lesser-known quirks of the Windows OS, and no, it doesn’t give your operating system super powers or unlock any hidden features. Rather it’s a way to super easily lump a ton of commonly-used processes into one convenient window.

The window will let you quickly access all manner of backup and restore options, administrative privileges, and other handy management settings. With God Mode, you won’t have to search beneath a dozen default folders and windows settings just to find a simple function like “connect to a network” or “uninstall a program.”

Here’s how to set it up in 3 extremely easy steps:

Enabling god mode in Windows

1. Create a new folder

For a function called “God Mode” it sure has humble beginnings. To start, create a new folder. Right-click on your desktop and select ‘folder‘ under ‘new‘ and an unnamed folder will pop right into view.

Create new folder Windows 10

2. Name the folder

The key to creating God Mode is simply in the naming of the folder. Copy and paste the following right into the folder name:

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

Once you’ve renamed the folder you should notice that the folder icon will change to a control panel icon immediately. You can place this new windows master control panel shortcut wherever you like.

Windows 10 God Mode icon change
Rename your folder and the icon will immediately change

3. Open the folder

Double-click the god mode folder and it’ll open a window with a ton of utility tools. The categories are all listed in alphabetical order, so it should be easy to find whatever you’re looking for.

Windows 10 God Mode window
A new omniscient view

Congrats! You now have a special folder that serves as an incredibly useful shortcut for accessing all manner of tools and programs within your version of Windows. You can also drag-and-drop any of the shortcuts from the list right onto your desktop. This lets you access your most-used programs on the fly. Enjoy your new streamlined Windows 10 experience!

Let us know in the comments below whether you’ve found God Mode as useful of a feature as we have, and stick with Softonic for the latest in Windows tips and tricks!

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