Best Practice from IT Geeks

05 Jan 10 How to Enable Windows 7 GodMode

GodMode is the name given to cheats in video games that provide you with all weapons and access to all areas. It is basically a control panel of sorts which provides you access to all the features in one explorer window.It enables “GodMode,” a term devised by the Microsoft development team, which provides a single place to access all Windows settings without needing to browse options and folders in the Control Panel.

To use it:

  • Create a new folder.
  • Rename the folder to


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

The folder icon will change — double click it to show the Godmode window.

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.