If you’re a hardcore Windows fan who likes to keep up with all of the features and functionality of Microsoft’s OS, especially those intricacies that the company has chosen not to tell you about, then the chances are that you already knew about the hidden “GodMode”. This was the term given to a special folder containing links to a multitude of settings throughout the Windows system, and has been present in the last three major versions of Windows. Thankfully, especially for those that like to tinker with some forbidden settings, the rather powerful sounding GodMode is still present in Windows 10.

It’s also relatively simple to initiate GodMode in Microsoft’s latest OS as per previous versions of Windows.


Enabling GodMode in Windows 10:

Step 1: Right click on the Windows 10 desktop and select the option titled New, then Folder, to instruct the operating system to create a new desktop located folder item.

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Step 2: Make sure the newly created folder is given this special name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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Step 3: Hit the Enter/Return key to create the folder with the given name. This will automatically turn the folder into a special GodMode folder.

Step 4: Double click as usual to enter into the newly created “GodMode” folder.

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Once created, this special folder will have a veritable smorgasbord of settings for over forty categories, including things like Work Folder, User Accounts, Windows Defender, Windows Mobility Center etc. Of course, it’s worth remembering that as with previous versions of Windows, an individual user’s mileage may vary from the settings included within the special folder depending on the hardware that’s running within the machine. It’s also worth noting that the system account used to create and name the folder will need to have full administrative privileges for this to work.

Windows 10 has been available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the best part of a week now. It’s immediately apparent that the improvements within have resonated with users. The arrival of GodMode was an inevitable one given how power users have already started digging into the OS to unearth features that Microsoft would rather not tell us about. If you’ve tried out GodMode on your installation of Windows 10, let us know how it fared for you in the comments section below.

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