God Mode in Windows 7 And Upwards

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "God Mode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder.

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God Mode is a trick that works on Windows Vista, Windows  7 and Windows  8.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.

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

Steps to Activate God Mode in Windows:

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Step 1.  Right click and create a "New Folder" (Preferably on the desktop, but any folder will work just as well.)

Step 2.  Copy and paste the bold text and set it as the new folder's name:  God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Step 3.  When the folder automatically change it's icon to look like the one below, you are all set.

Godmode

 

Step 4.  Open the new folder and explore your endless possibilities, system settings and information all in one convenient place.

options folder

 

Side Note.
Although the industry refer to the trick as the God Mode feature, you are able to name it whatever you like.
Changing the "God Mode" part with any string like "MalvaStyle" will still result in the same outcome, but the folder's name will be "MalvaStyle" ex.  MalvaStyle.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Conclusion:
God Mode has made it easy to access all options in one window, eliminating all the hassle of searching for files and options.

Some more in to depth info about this trick:

The functionality that was discovered and named Master Control Panel or God Mode was designed as the base folder for searching control panel options using the new start menu's search function. This allows users to type what they want to do (e. g. “Change screen resolution”) and they will get the right control panel options as search result. The shortcut is implemented by creating a folder with the extension, “.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” (without quotes). God Mode was the original folder name used when the feature was publicised, but any name can be used. The same functionality can be achieved by creating a standard Windows shortcut with the path “explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” or by creating a Desktop.ini file in a folder that includes the extension's CLSID (Class ID)