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How to Enable God Mode Folder in Windows 11 & 10

Everyone loves having ultimate control of their computer. If you are a Windows user looking for a way to access all your settings and manage them in one place, look no further! With the ‘God Mode’ folder, you can easily tweak settings and manage all of your shortcuts in one easy-to-find location. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of enabling this feature and explain how it can help make managing your computer easier. Let’s see how we can use a code to enable the God Mode folder in Windows 11 and 10 environments.

This is a great way to quickly access any setting in Windows, and it can be a real timesaver if you frequently find yourself digging through the menus to find what you need.

What is Windows God Mode?

There is nothing spiritual about the God Mode. Actually, it’s only a hidden feature in the OS that was first introduced in Windows Vista and continues to be present in Windows 10 and 11 as well. Technically, its name is ‘Windows Master Control Panel shortcut‘. The term ‘God Mode‘ comes from the world of video games where it refers to the cheat codes that make players immortal and invincible like gods. Since the Windows Master Control Panel shortcut gives god-like freedom to users for managing almost all the settings of the operating system, people started calling it Windows God Mode.

Once you enable this folder using the God Mode code provided below, you’ll get a free pass to one central hub from where you can access more than 250 control panel settings. Thus, you can tweak settings and manage all of your shortcuts in Windows from one easy-to-find location. In short, God Mode in Windows is a settings panel that gives you easy access to all of the operating system’s features and settings.

Windows 11 comes with a new UI that not only looks better than Windows 10 but offers more features. However, these new perks come with a cost. If you are used to the older versions of the OS, you might have a hard time finding certain settings in Windows 11 because the new Control Panel has revamped things a little. The Control Panel hides various settings items under layers. The God Mode folder, on the other hand, contains a complete list of direct shortcuts to all possible settings for your Windows PC.

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Why Should You Enable the God Mode Folder?

Enabling the God Mode folder gives you quick and easy access to a variety of different settings and options. But is this something that you should do? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of enabling the God Mode folder in Windows so that you can make an informed decision.

  • Quick and easy access to a variety of settings and options.
  • Can be customized to fit your specific needs.
  • Makes it easy to find the setting or option that you’re looking for.
  • Can be disabled at any time if you decide that you don’t want it anymore.
  • Can be used as a secret vault to hide sensitive files and data.

Also, you can easily drag any settings shortcut from the God Mode folder to your desktop. For example, if you often need to edit the environment variables, you can save the View advanced system settings – Shortcut on your desktop to access it quickly whenever need it.

It’s possible for some malicious software to exploit the God Mode feature, so it’s important to be aware of this risk before enabling it. When God Mode is enabled,  you must ensure that only authorized users have access to your Windows PC.

List of Shortcuts in God Mode

You can quickly access a particular setting from the God Mode folder. The settings shortcuts are listed under 32 categories in alphabetical order as mentioned below.

  1. AutoPlay
  2. Backup and Restore
  3. Color Management
  4. Credential Manager
  5. Date and Time
  6. Devices and Printers
  7. Ease of Access Center
  8. File Explorer Options
  9. File History
  10. Fonts
  11. Indexing Options
  12. Internet Options
  13. Keyboard
  14. Mouse
  15. Network and Sharing Center
  16. Phone and Modem
  17. Power Options
  18. Programs and Features
  19. Region
  20. RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  21. Security and Maintenance
  22. Sound
  23. Speech Recognition
  24. Storage Spaces
  25. Sync Center
  26. System
  27. Taskbar and Navigation
  28. Troubleshooting
  29. User Accounts
  30. Windows Defender Firewall
  31. Windows Tools
  32. Work Folders

Under each of the above categories, you’ll find several subcategories related to that category. Depending on the version of the Windows OS, the availability of the shortcuts may differ. The above list is from Windows 11.

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Steps to Enable God Mode Folder in Windows 11 & 10

The steps to enable the God Mode folder in Windows 10 and 11 are not as complicated as they might sound. Creating this folder is as easy as creating and renaming any folder. The only thing you need is the Windows God Mode code.

  1. Right-click on the desktop of your Windows PC and select New > Folder.

    create new folder in windows 11

    Create a new folder

  2. Once the new folder is created, rename it as follows:

    god mode code in windows 10 and 11

    God Mode folder code

  3. As soon as you rename the folder, the name will disappear into the thin air and you will have the God Mode folder icon on your desktop.

    god mode folder icon

    God Mode folder icon

  4. Now double-click this icon to open the God Mode folder. Inside the God Mode folder, you’ll find more than 250 shortcuts to all of your computer’s settings, including its Control Panel, System settings, Device Manager, Network Connections, and more. This makes it incredibly easy to change any setting on your computer without having to search for it in different places.

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    God Mode folder with control panel settings shortcuts

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Renaming the God Mode Folder

As I already mentioned above, ‘God Mode’ is not the original name given by Microsoft. Technically it’s called the Windows Master Control Panel shortcut. The name GodMode appears as the name of the folder only because we used ‘GodMode‘ before the code ‘.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}‘. If you don’t think that the name ‘GodMode’ is inappropriate or blasphemous, you can easily rename the name of this folder to anything. For example, if you replace ‘GodMode’ with ‘SatanMode, its name will change accordingly.

I used the following code and renamed the GodMode folder to ‘Technastic’.

rename god mode folder

Change the God Mode folder name

If you don’t want to assign any name, just use the following code:


Deleting the Windows God Mode Folder

Deleting the God Mode folder in Windows is even easier than enabling it. Simply right-click on the folder icon and choose the Delete option from the Windows Context Menu. Please keep in mind that you should always turn only a new folder into God Mode. If you use an existing folder that already has data to enable God Mode and delete it later, you’ll lose the data stored in the folder as well. However, you can use the tips given below to get access to those files.

Using God Mode Folder to Hide Sensitive Files

As I mentioned above, you can also use the God Mode folder as a personal vault to hide sensitive files. Using the steps given below, you can convert a normal folder with files in it into a God Mode folder.

  1. Right-click on the folder you want to hide and select the Rename option.
  2. Copy the God Mode folder code from below and paste it into the folder name field.
    God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. The folder will be turned into a God Mode folder. When you open it, it would not show your files but the list of God Mode shortcuts.
  4. You have successfully hidden your files using the God Mode trick. In case you need to see your hidden files, you’ll have to use the Windows rename command to turn God Mode into a normal folder. To do so, open a Command Prompt window or PowerShell at the location of the GodMode folder. For example, if the folder is located on the D drive, right-click on any empty area in the drive window and launch CMD or Powershell from the context a terminal windows in windows 11
  5. In the command window, type or paste the following command and hit the Enter key. You can replace “SecretFiles” with any name of your choice.
    ren "God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" SecretFiles

    rename god mode folder using command

That’s it! The God Mode folder will be renamed and appear as a normal folder with the name you assigned to it. You’ll now be able to view all the files stored in the hidden folder.

Fix: God Mode not Working on Windows 10 or 11

If you’re having trouble enabling the God Mode folder in Windows 10 or 11, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. First, make sure you’re logged in as an administrator, and then try to create the God Mode folder. If it is still not working for you, try the following tip to make it work.

Some people complain the code to enable God Mode is not working for them. When they paste the Gode Mode code (GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}) in the folder name text area, the folder doesn’t turn into a God Mode folder. Instead, it simply shows the code as the name of the folder.

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God Mode not working on Windows 10 or 11

To fix this issue, right-click on the folder and select Properties. Click on the file name area and highlight it.bThe God Mode code will display like this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-9971204­3E01C}. The only thing you need to do is to remove the hyphen after 9971204 so that it looks like 99712043E01C}.fix god mode not working in windows 11

Alternatively, you can simply clear the file name and replace it with GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and click on Apply > OK. Doing so should enable the God Mode folder. you can also copy and paste GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} in the file name field.

Enabling the God Mode folder in Windows 10 and 11 is an easy way to quickly access all of your computer’s settings. With this handy folder, you can save time navigating menus and find exactly what you need with just a few clicks. Whether you’re looking for system settings, control panel items, or administrative tools, the God Mode Folder has it all. Give it a try today – you won’t regret it!

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