WINDOWS GOD MODE ANALYSIS AND BENEFITS

God Mode is a handy way to access multiple Windows commands in one single window. … God Mode is a special option available in the past several versions of Windows that gives you quick access to most of the applets and commands from Control Panel.

God Mode in Windows 10

If you are a long-time Windows fan and user, you might remember something called “GodMode” hidden in within Windows’ files. In essence, God Mode in Windows gives you access to the operating system’s control panels from within one folder. The real name for God Mode in Windows is Windows Master Control Panel shortcut.

God Mode is most helpful for advanced Windows users that work in IT; as well as more advanced Windows enthusiasts. Most customers, like myself, will not see a use for having God Mode enabled in Windows 10. God Mode in Windows 10 is akin to having your developer settings enabled on your smartphone. Here’s how to enter God Mode in Windows 10.

How to access God Mode in Windows 10

  1. Make sure your Microsoft system account has administrator privileges.
  2. Right-click on the Windows 10 desktop and “Create a new folder.”
  3. Right-click the the new folder and rename the folder: “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” press enter and you’re all set!

If you want, you can change the folder name, “GodMode,” at the beginning of the renamed file folder. Now, when you open the folder, you will see various settings that you can change at will. You can see around 30 different settings available, including Devices and Printers, Administrator Tools, etc. Here’s an example of what you’ll see when you open your GodMode folder.

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There’s nothing amazing that you can’t find by using the control panel in Windows 10, but it’s nice to have all master control panel options you could possibly ever need in one folder.

BENEFITS OF WINDOWS GOD MODE

The Windows “God Mode” tweak lets you quickly access a number of advanced functions — it’s a handy easter egg that has been a part of Windows for the last decade. However, McAfee researchers have now spotted a piece of malware that’s using the same folder renaming hack to hide from the user

it creates a creates a collection of useful control panel options in a “folder.” It’s not a regular folder, even though it starts as one. After creating a folder, you give it a name like GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. That turns it into a “God Mode” link. It will no longer have a folder icon, and in fact, the system treats these directories differently than a regular folder.

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