Enable the secret ‘GodMode’ in Windows 7

imageGodMode is the name given to cheats in video games that provide you with all weapons and access to all areas. As it turns out, Windows 7 has a GodMode cheat as well as uncovered by Caschy. It is basically a control panel of sorts which provides you access to all the features in one explorer window. In the Windows 7 control panel, features are grouped together either in categories or control panel item names. Nothing is grouped under anything in GodMode.

Here’s how to enable it:

  • Create a new folder.
  • Rename it to : GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}image
  • That’s it. The icon should change to the one shown below:




This is what the GodMode Window will look like:

Windows 7 GodMode

I still prefer the control panel over GodMode since everything is easier to find under the categories. I’ve tired this in Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it works fine. If you try it in Windows Vista, let us know if it works in the comments.

Update: Don’t try this on Vista x64 unless you want it to crash. Let us know if it works on Vista 32 bit though.

Update 2: Turns out this isn’t a new trick. It was discovered in Vista called Master Control Panel by Ramesh Kumar. If you’re facing crashes, here’s a fix.

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  • Aditya Vikram

    god mode is what u named rite..or is it that somethin like this exists already!!

  • Dude, I tried the .GodMode stuff under Vista and it caused a CATASTROPHE! Windows Explorer went bonkers and kept crashing and restarting, crashing and restarting. I almost decided to reinstall Vista until I ended up deleted my Desktop folder (to which the .GodMode folder was saved on)!

    Thank God I’m such a computer geek, because I am sure that if any person having less proficiency in computers than me had to face this problem, he would’ve taken his computer to the store.

    In other words, edit the post a bit and ummm don’t ask people to try opening GodMode under Vista :P Hurry!!

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  • Thanks for the heads up =) I just stumbled across your blog while searching for the source of this trick. I guess the name ‘GodMode’ suites this hack quiet well =)

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  • Jordan

    Yep, seems to work under Vista 32bit Home Premium as well.

    Thanks for sharing ! : )

  • charlie howe

    yea it does work on vista.

  • Thanks Ramesh, I’ve updated the post with your information. :)

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  • Steven

    Works for Windows 2008 Server R2 as well

  • Steven

    Works for Windows 2008 Server R2 as well

  • kenpmason

    God Mode is really just a shell command. Create a shortcut (call it anything you like), and point it to:C:Windowsexplorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, and PRESTO!

  • kenpmason

    God Mode is really just a shell command. Create a shortcut (call it anything you like), and point it to:C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, and PRESTO!

  • John Mulligan

    Works with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

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  • commentator

    Works also in Vista 32 Bit.
    Used Vista Ultimate.

  • commentator

    Works also in Vista 32 Bit.
    Used Vista Ultimate.

  • Abraxen

    Confirm, works in Vista 32-bit.

  • Abraxen

    Confirm, works in Vista 32-bit.

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  • Sue

    Does anyone know if GodMode works in Vista 64?

    • No. Vista 64 will start crashing if you install GodMode in it.




    it will work

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  • Wow, am I screwed… looking for help. Kim Komando’s Saturday newsletter mentioned this and included something like “some Vista 64 bit users reported crashes”. That didn’t sound too serious, so I tried it on my Vista 64 system, figuring I could delete it or do a system restore or something. Not so… I just have this endless loop of warnings saying ‘Windows Explorer has failed and will now close” and it tries to do an error report, but can’t. I open Task Manager and try to stop the application, but that doesn’t work.

    About the only thing I can do is log off that user and go to the administrator account. If I had everything available on the admin account, I’d just delete the other user account and start a new one, as the admin account seems to be OK.

    Any suggestions? I’d really like to re-access that user account as it is tweaked nearly perfectly.

    • rafa

      Hi, I did it too and I recover my system doing the next:
      When you entre to windows and start to flash, pres ctrl+alt+del, a screen with opctions will appear, select “start task manager”. A program will launch and select:
      MEnu FILE-
      Option New task
      CLick on the button examine and look for the folder you have created, you have to deal with the flashing while find and select the folder (you have to look for it in the location you created it), once you select it just click delete and that’s all.

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  • bigboi

    what’s that for !!! Godmode.
    any advantages or importance

  • Bill Gates

    Hey! It wordked in Windows 7 x64, but I still not feel like God. What's Wrong?

  • There is no need to be upset

    Theres no need for the godmode text, it does not add anything plain {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} would do

  • I’m using windows 7 starter editon 64 bit, when i try this my notebook crash. Please reply this