Windows 7 Tip of the Week: God Mode


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Unfairly derided by tech critics, the secret "God Mode" in Windows 7 is really just a nifty way to discover features you never knew existed.



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I prefer to create a shortcut instead of renaming a folder... I have file extensions turned on and if you create the folder the way this tutorial says you get a nasty long captioned icon on your desktop.

Instead create a new shortcut and point it to: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
And if you want to change its icon, chose so and browse to %systemroot%\system32\shell32.dll for tons of icons =)

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