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:

GodMode

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!!

  • The term “GodMode” was only my idea for a blogpost: http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/windows-7-godmode/ now its a international term? hahaha ;)

    • 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.

  • It was discoverd in Windows Vista called Master Control Panel… When I didn’t have blog….and posted on various Windows Forums.

    For any crashes, here is solution – http://bit.ly/5Klxj4

    Windows 7 GodMode : Old wine in new bottle. – http://bit.ly/5r3iGM

    • 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.