“God Mode”


New Member
Enable “God Mode” in Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows 7 and Vista

When you want to customize your workstation (and sometimes, even your server), you usually turn to "regular" configuration tools such as Control Panel applets, the computer's registry, command line tools and even the computer's local Group Policy. In most cases, using these tools allows you to get the job done and configure your computer the way YOU want it.

However, there are times where you need to make one small tweak, one small change, and you simply cannot find the correct Control Panel applet to make the change you need.

Note: While initially discovered for Windows 7, it seems that this tweak works for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

To enable "God Mode" follow these steps:
1. Right click on any blank space on your desktop.

2. Click new from the menu and create a New Folder.

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3. Rename the folder as follow:


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4. Once the folder has been renamed, the folder icon will

change too. Now, simply double-click on the GodMode folder.

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Bingo. over 200 separate configuration options, settings and tweaks available to you, all handily located in one folder!

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In fact, when you collapse the different sections of the GodMode folder, it seems that it's identical to what you can find in the Control Panel. However, unlike the Control Panel's different applets, in GodMode you handily see all the hundreds of settings listed in front of you, and you need not have to dig down layers of tabs and different applet views just to find what you're looking for.

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When you perform a search both in this "God Mode" and in the Control Panel, you get similar results, just listed in a different manner.

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"God Mode" for Windows 7, Server 2008 & Vista


Extraordinary Member
I don't create a folder but just add a right click on desktop with registry.
Actually the right click is on background which in 7 means desktop or any open space in any drive or folder
the commandline is %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Administrator Mode]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Administrator Mode\command]
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Extraordinary Member
Was you doing that from cmd prompt?
That reg is direct export and it's also found on Ask VG site Link Removed - Invalid URL
I do it on background so I can get it anywhere where he has on My Computer


Extraordinary Member
Also for those that don't know, do not edit reg file's with Wordpad or Word cause they will add invalid characters you can't see. Use plain Notepad, or personally I use Context programmer editor


New Member
I got the same message the first time I tried it. The second time I pasted in the lines and then removed a whole lot of spaces that got in at the end when I pasted the string so I backpspaced to the last character. Now it works fine.


New Member
Tried this on my home laptop running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and all it did was send explorer.exe spiraling into a crash loop. Had to launch cmd and rename the folder in order for explorer to stop crashing. I tried deleting the folder from cmd, but that didn't work. What gives? Is this one of those things that only works on certain versions of Windows (Ultimate, Business, etc...) and not home versions? I was looking forward to this tweak, too... Bummer!


Hey there ITGuy...

Vista 64 bit has some problems with this it seems, so I don't think you're alone with having run into problems with it.

FWIW, here's the first page I clicked on while Googling "God Mode Vista": God Mode - Vista 32, 7 32/64 - Technibble Forums


Anyhow, it's a neat trick and I have it on my desktop. I never use it though.


New Member
Ha! Figures 64 bit wouldn't like this. Thanks for the info. I'll try it on my work PC running 32-bit Vista Business.

Arber Obri

New Member
hahah "GODMODE" nice i like it and it works for me windows 7 32bit laptop (crap) 30gb hard time, need i say more? lol

"GodMode working fine for me"


Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
Hey, that's cool!
Worked perfectly.

I'll add it to my commands list document.


Ps. I love the View Reliability History thing.
I never saw that before, a really like the graphic view of events.
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New Member
Do not try it on Vista x32 or x64 though, it won't do harm but: each time opening the God Mode folder windows explorer will hang for a while and then crash. God Mode is not for Vista.


New Member
Thank you so much ..
this Godmode really have many options ..
i was shocked when i see it ..
Didn't think Windows 7 has this God Mode ..
Really help me ..
Hehe ..