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Create GodMode in Windows 7 / Vista

Windows 7 users are all abuzz about the OS and its GodMode. If you haven’t heard of it, GodMode is a feature that was revealed by CNet’s Microsoft Correspondent, Ina Fried. GodMode is a folder that brings together a long list of customization settings allowing you to change all your settings from one place.

Create God Mode:

1. Create a new folder.

2. Rename the folder to

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

(note that you can change the “GodMode” text, but the following period and code number are essential).

3. The folder icon will change — double click it to show the GodMode window:

The window shows nearly 50 sections with quick links to configuration options. Strictly speaking, it’s not a God Mode since all the options are available elsewhere. It’s more akin to an “all tasks” list — but you may find it easier than stumbling through Windows numerous screens and panels.

Here is a script to create them all, with asingle click. Simply click on the .bat file and it will create the following Special Folders or GodModes:

  • Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
  • Network.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • Performance.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
  • My Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Power Settings.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • Biometric Settings.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • Location Settings.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
  • Icons And Notifications.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  • Firewall and Security.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
  • Programs and Features.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
  • Credentials and Logins.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
  • Application Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
  • All Networks For Current Connection.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
  • All NET Frameworks and COM Libraries.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}

Download and click on the .bat file , created by Auri at Windows Live and it will create all of these shortcuts in a folder called Special Folders.

This trick appears to work on both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Vista 32-bit and Windows Server 2008 32-bit should also work. However, it is known to crash 64-bit versions of Vista — and you may need to boot in safe mode or to the command line to delete the folder.

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