Activate Windows 8 God Mode

Posted in Windows 8 by Steve Sinchak

Similar to Windows 7, an explorer shell folder exists that will display all control panel settings.  A few years ago this became known as “God Mode” because it consolidates control of your PC and users began to name the shell folder “God Mode”.  Shell folders in Windows work based on the folder GUID within curly brackets.  For example {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} is the actual GUID for shell folder of the control panel all tasks view.  To use it you just need to create a folder and type Anything.{GUID} and it will work.  So for “God Mode” I could use GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} or even Tweaks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and you get the same result. 

Here are the detailed steps:

Right click on your desktop and select New Folder.

Type in or copy and paste the following as the name.


Then just hit Enter and the folder icon will change.

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