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05-01-2010, 02:20 PM
This is quite cool
(copy the whole text string into a new folders name, in your C: folder (thats where I put it, may not need to), does work in Vista 32bit).

Speedy Gonzales
05-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Yer just saw that. A pretty cool trick

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05-01-2010, 04:38 PM
hrr very nice!

05-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Now how does someone find that out?

05-01-2010, 06:08 PM
Look through the registry, and try out every single function?

05-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Now how does someone find that out?

in the registy there is a list of CLSID globally unique identifier (GUID) that points to a shell folder, in this case the Control Panel.

So this folder opens in the control panel in Explorer and then you can change the views like a normal explorer window

All of the options in "God Mode" list are already available in the normal Control Panel. There actually isn't a single tweak new or hidden new feature here

05-01-2010, 11:18 PM
here are some more "God modes" to try

They are GUIDs of Explorer extensions


05-01-2010, 11:34 PM
Hey thanks Nathan - OK who's tried them all :lol:

This one will be useful - One that I regularly use, just a little quicker now.


14-01-2010, 10:22 PM
If it's any help I have a script from Technet that will create the Win 7 god mode folders (all of them ) for you.

Anyone wants it PM me.

15-01-2010, 06:51 AM
hey do the ones that nmercer found work in vista? And if so how do you make them. Or is that what your script does Sweep?

15-01-2010, 08:09 AM
You simply create a folder, then rename it -- BTW doesn't matter what you call it either. Notice the . after the name All you will see is the name you created. tried them all as listed, some appear not to work in W7. Have not tried in Vista.

Example: computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Will make/ change the folder Icon and you will have a link to as if opening Computer / my Computer.

Edited: dont know who called it god mode, but its just a name someone made up - its simply a shortcut to a reg key thats already in vista / W7 at least.

Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:


Or press "Ctrl+F" in Registry Editor and search for {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} string. It'll open the same key for you.

15-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Looks like The script and how to do it (http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=1976&tag=nl.e132) is posted as well.

Couldn't be bothered looking through technet - to much info :dogeye:

Mind you the "average" person wouldn't ever use most of the functions.

Speedy Gonzales
15-01-2010, 11:08 PM
There's also a tool / program, that does it for you in Vista and Win7.

15-01-2010, 11:10 PM
I just get the Newletters and it was in there and I agree that most people would never use them all.

16-01-2010, 10:00 AM
I just get the Newletters and it was in there and I agree that most people would never use them all. Awhh right :thumbs: I vaguely remember seeing something along those lines, but I must have dumped it - a person can only read so much from those newsletters. :rolleyes:

Was it the Technet Flash newsletter Sweep ??? The last one I have is

Volume 12, Issue 1 | January 13, 2010

Which reminds me - better do This month’s Microsoft Partner Research Panel study -- I had to tick yes years ago didn't I :lol:

16-01-2010, 12:35 PM
TechRepublic Daily Digest [newsletters@techrepublic.online.com] of the 14th Jan 2010