How to Enable God Mode in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Windows 10 contains a lot of hidden features, and one of them is famous God Mode. This is a set of many advanced tools and settings that are usually hard to find. You can enable God Mode very easily. In this article, I’m going to show you how to do that.
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 What is God Mode in Windows?

In case you’re not familiar with the term of God Mode in Windows operating systems, it’s not actually a mod for Windows, or something like that. It’s actually a special folder which contains all Windows tweaks, settings and options in one place, so you don’t have to search through your Control Panel or Settings app to access some of these tools.

God Mode was present in previous versions of Windows, and luckily, it found its way to Windows 10, too.

How do I enable God Mode?

Here’s what you need to do to enable the God Mode on your Windows 10:

  1. Open File Explorer, go to View tab, and check File name extensions and File names
  2. Now go to Desktop, right-click anywhere and go to New>Folder
  3. Rename the “New Folder” to:
    • GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  4. Folder will be named GodMode, and the icon will change

GodMode folder will now be placed on your Desktop, and you’ll have the access to hundreds of advanced and basic Windows settings, like adjusting the display, managing the user account, accessing the system information, etc. You can easily navigate through numerous options, because everything is organized by the category.

You don’t actually have to name the folder GodMode, what’s important when renaming this folder is the code inside the brackets, so for example, you can name your folder AllSettings.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, and it will be named AllSettings.

As I already mentioned, GodMode was introduced in earlier versions of Windows, so performing this trick in Windows 8 or Windows 7 will also place the GodMode folder on your desktop.

It is worth mentioning that many security experts warned that God Mode may be an attractive target for hackers. While God Mode is a very useful tool for power users, it can also be exploited by hackers. More specifically, they can sneak malicious files in the folder and then take control over your PC.

In order to avoid such unpleasant situation, the best solution is to use a reliable antivirus solution.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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