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Neil Walker
Member #210
April 2000
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Create a folder on your desktop
rename it to God-Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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Ron Novy
Member #6,982
March 2006
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Vista has God-mode as well. There were also a few other secrets as well. I think the ones they had in XP were patched as they ended up being some kind of security hole...

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Bruce Perry
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April 2000

Who found this and how? :)

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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Actually there doesn't really seem to be too many options there that you can't otherwise access through other, often less pretty interfaces. :-/ If anything, it looks more like n00b mode to me. >:(

Jonatan Hedborg
Member #4,886
July 2004
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Nice to have lots of options in a single place, with a logical way to find them.

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Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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See, now that's what I'm talking about. Just give me the list. None of this open-subtab-icon-right-click-dropdown-in-advanced-mode-dialogue-subsection crap.

weapon_S
Member #7,859
October 2006
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+1
Cool. I had made an 'invisible desktop folder' as per some nonsensical imgur post. I was looking for something nerdtastic to put in that folder, to reward somebody finding it. Now I've found the perfect thing to put in.

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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Old and it's not as you couldn't easily find what you want in the menu search bar.

And since the first time I saw that tweak I didn't understood in which manner you can consider a place with all shortcuts a 'god' mode, plus the name doesn't matter.

You can name it whatever you want, the only thing is to add .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} to it.

And ...

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-ultimate-god-mode-list-39-secret-windows-7-shortcuts/1615

Edit:

A better way is to create a shortcut pointing to explorer. Doing so you'll not see the garbage (ED7BA...) in the name.

Just do a shortcut to "explorer shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
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Edit2: attached the given shortcut.
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Edit3: Found something related in my bookmarks:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2010/01/08/windows-7-godmode-and-other-folder-shortcuts.aspx

They also give explanations about it and other shortcut places.

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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It's quite a lot of work to create/delete these manually, so I wrote a rudimentary batch file to do it.

godmode.bat#SelectExpand
1@echo off 2 3if "x%1" == "xclean" goto clean 4 5rem http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-ultimate-god-mode-list-39-secret-windows-7-shortcuts/1615 6mkdir "Control Hub.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" 7 8:loop 9set tmp=%1 10shift 11if "x%tmp%" == "x" goto exit 12if "x%tmp%" == "x1" goto group1 13if "x%tmp%" == "x2" goto group2 14if "x%tmp%" == "x3" goto group3 15echo Looping more... 1>&2 16goto loop 17 18:group1 19echo Group 1... 1>&2 20rem http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-ultimate-god-mode-list-39-secret-windows-7-shortcuts/1615?pg=2 21mkdir "Action Center.{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}" 22mkdir "Backup and Restore.{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}" 23mkdir "Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}" 24mkdir "Credential Manager.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}" 25mkdir "Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}" 26mkdir "Devices and Printers.{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}" 27mkdir "Display.{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}" 28mkdir "HomeGroup.{67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}" 29mkdir "Location and Other Sensors.{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}" 30mkdir "Notification Area Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}" 31mkdir "Recovery.{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}" 32mkdir "RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}" 33mkdir "Speech Recognition.{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}" 34mkdir "Troubleshooting.{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}" 35goto loop 36 37:group2 38echo Group 2... 1>&2 39rem http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10426627-56/windows-7-has-lots-of-godmodes-exclusive/ 40mkdir "Mystery1 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}" 41mkdir "Mystery2 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}" 42mkdir "Mystery3 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}" 43mkdir "Mystery4 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}" 44mkdir "Mystery5 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}" 45mkdir "Mystery6 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}" 46mkdir "Mystery7 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}" 47mkdir "Mystery8 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}" 48mkdir "Mystery9 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}" 49mkdir "Mystery10 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}" 50mkdir "Mystery11 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" 51mkdir "Mystery12 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}" 52mkdir "Mystery13 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}" 53mkdir "Mystery14 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}" 54mkdir "Mystery15 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}" 55mkdir "Mystery16 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}" 56goto loop 57 58:group3 59echo Group 3... 1>&2 60rem http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-ultimate-god-mode-list-39-secret-windows-7-shortcuts/1615?pg=3 61mkdir "Administrative Tools.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153} " 62mkdir "All .NET Frameworks and COM Libraries.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} " 63mkdir "All Tasks (Control Panel).{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} " 64mkdir "AutoPlay.{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915} " 65mkdir "BitLocker Drive Encryption (Ultimate edition only).{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91} " 66mkdir "Computer Folder.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} " 67mkdir "Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} " 68mkdir "Ease of Access Center.{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} " 69mkdir "Font Settings.{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD} " 70mkdir "Get Programs.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} " 71mkdir "Manage Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} " 72mkdir "Network and Sharing Center.{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} " 73mkdir "Network Connections.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} " 74mkdir "Network Folder.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} " 75mkdir "Parental Controls.{96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B} " 76mkdir "Performance Information and Tools.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} " 77mkdir "Personalization.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} " 78mkdir "Power Options.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} " 79mkdir "Programs and Features.{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5} " 80mkdir "Sync Center.{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF} " 81mkdir "System.{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} " 82mkdir "User Accounts.{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619} " 83mkdir "Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} " 84mkdir "Windows SideShow (Warning, caused my system to slow down briefly).{E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739} " 85mkdir "Windows Update.{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}" 86goto loop 87 88:clean 89echo Cleaning... 1>&2 90rmdir "Action Center.{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}" 91rmdir "Administrative Tools.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}" 92rmdir "All .NET Frameworks and COM Libraries.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}" 93rmdir "All Tasks (Control Panel).{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" 94rmdir "AutoPlay.{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}" 95rmdir "Backup and Restore.{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}" 96rmdir "Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}" 97rmdir "BitLocker Drive Encryption (Ultimate edition only).{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}" 98rmdir "Computer Folder.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" 99rmdir "Control Hub.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" 100rmdir "Credential Manager.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}" 101rmdir "Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}" 102rmdir "Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}" 103rmdir "Devices and Printers.{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}" 104rmdir "Display.{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}" 105rmdir "Ease of Access Center.{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}" 106rmdir "Font Settings.{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}" 107rmdir "Get Programs.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}" 108rmdir "HomeGroup.{67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}" 109rmdir "Location and Other Sensors.{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}" 110rmdir "Manage Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}" 111rmdir "Mystery1 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}" 112rmdir "Mystery10 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}" 113rmdir "Mystery11 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" 114rmdir "Mystery12 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}" 115rmdir "Mystery13 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}" 116rmdir "Mystery14 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}" 117rmdir "Mystery15 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}" 118rmdir "Mystery16 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}" 119rmdir "Mystery2 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}" 120rmdir "Mystery3 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}" 121rmdir "Mystery4 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}" 122rmdir "Mystery5 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}" 123rmdir "Mystery6 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}" 124rmdir "Mystery7 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}" 125rmdir "Mystery8 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}" 126rmdir "Mystery9 (Danger, Will Robinson!).{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}" 127rmdir "Network and Sharing Center.{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}" 128rmdir "Network Connections.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}" 129rmdir "Network Folder.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}" 130rmdir "Notification Area Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}" 131rmdir "Parental Controls.{96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}" 132rmdir "Performance Information and Tools.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}" 133rmdir "Personalization.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}" 134rmdir "Power Options.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}" 135rmdir "Programs and Features.{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}" 136rmdir "Recovery.{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}" 137rmdir "RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}" 138rmdir "Speech Recognition.{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}" 139rmdir "Sync Center.{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}" 140rmdir "System.{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}" 141rmdir "Troubleshooting.{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}" 142rmdir "User Accounts.{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}" 143rmdir "Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}" 144rmdir "Windows SideShow (Warning, caused my system to slow down briefly).{E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}" 145rmdir "Windows Update.{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}" 146 147:exit 148echo Exiting... 1>&2 149set tmp=

(Many of them are duplicates; I'm too lazy to sort them out)

I got the GUIDs and names from GullRaDriel's link(s). They are split into groups based on the URL/page they were found on.

godmode [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
godmode clean

    Creates the original "God Mode" directory, named "Control Hub" instead.
    Additional options follow.

    1        Create "group 1" directories.
    2        Create "group 2" directories.
    3        Create "group 3" directories.

    clean    Remove all directories (including the original "God Mode" AKA
             "Control Hub").

Use at own risk. :o

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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BamBam hit a new time by overdoing it ^^ ;-)

Cool and thanks for the sharing bro, now go and do the same with nice shortcuts you fool ! >:(

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james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

I hate configuration, and I'm glad Windows tries to hide all this type of crap from me. :P

Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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I hate configuration, and I'm glad Windows tries to hide all this type of crap from me. :P

I remember there was a time long ago when I was big on modding out my OS with things like WindowBlinds. I would only use MP3 players that had super OMG fx and skins. I'd send screenshots to my friends of how I was tty in matrix.

Now I don't care, so much that I prefer the interface to be as unnoticeable as possible.

Oscar Giner
Member #2,207
April 2002
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bamccaig said:

(Many of them are duplicates; I'm too lazy to sort them out)

You should write a perl script to remove those duplicates >:(.

Tobias Dammers
Member #2,604
August 2002
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I hate configuration, and I'm glad Windows tries to hide all this type of crap from me.

Fortunately, you only ever do it once for each package you install. After that, the dotfile simply goes into the repository, and you can check it out on any machine you want (and because it's under source control, any changes can be rolled back at any time). Oh wait, that doesn't work on Windows.

And for the record: .bat files suck.

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