Enabling GodMode in Windows 8

Godmode icon on Windows 8

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This so-called GodMode was available in Windows 7, but not everyone knows about it.  What is GodMode?  It means having all the functions of the control panel at your fingertips within one central folder.

In this article, we will explain how to enable GodMode in Windows 8.

1. Enable Extensions and Hidden Files

In order for GodMode to work, you have to first enable the display of filename extensions and the display of hidden files by going to Desktop -> Windows Explorer -> View Tab as shown…

godmode-show

 

2. Create a New Folder

Go to desktop in Windows 8 and create a new folder …

godmode-newfolder

3. Rename the folder

Rename the folder to be …

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

Yes, it is a strange name for a folder to be named.  But this is one of those “undocumented features”.

godmode foldername

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4. GodMode Folder created

Once the folder is given that name, it magically changes to become the GodMode folder.  And its icon looks uniquely different …

GodMode folder

 

The folder has the name “GodMode”.  But you can have its name be anything you like.  The text “GodMode” before the curly braces with all the numbers and letters is arbitrary and you can name that part whatever you like.   Whatever you put for that text is what your GodMode folder will be named.  The important part to get exact are the digits within the curly braces.

5.  What is inside the GodMode folder?

Double-click to open that folder and you will see all the control panel tasks that are available to you grouped by category.

Inside the Godmode folder

All these tasks — all 255 of them — were available to you before.  Except now they are all within this one convenient folder; whereas before they were spread all over the place in various menus.

6. Pin GodMode folder to start page.

Like any other folder, you can pin the GodMode folder to your Start Page.

Pin GodMode to Start Page

And like any other folder, you can delete it if you no longer need GodMode.

 

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