How to enable God Mode on Windows 10 and gain Master Control Panel Access

Updated on April 16, 2020

Imagine a scenario where your operating system lets you access the control panels and other significant administration settings from a single window. How convenient and cool, right? Windows God Mode lets you do all of that. God Mode is a fancy alternative name given for the Windows Master Control Panel shortcut feature. This is fundamentally very similar to the developer settings on your smartphone. If you’re a tech enthusiast or an advanced Windows user, you might want to check this out.

In case you are feeling that the God Mode will let you explore some secret features you didn’t know about, or lets you do some tweaking unlike the standard Windows interface, you will be a little disappointed. It’s simply a special folder you can enable to access all settings including admin and management settings, as well as the Control Panel tools in a single, easy-to-scroll-through interface.

If you are tired of searching for your lost settings or if you don’t know the exact name and location of the setting you are trying to alter, you can just switch to this folder and have a look at the variety of tools. A total of 206 tools are available. The category of tools in God mode are:

  • Administrative Tools
  • AutoPlay
  • Backup and Restore
  • Color Management
  • Credential Manager
  • Date and Time
  • Devices and Printers
  • Ease of Access Center
  • File Explorer Options
  • File History
  • Fonts
  • Indexing Options
  • Infrared
  • Internet Options
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • Pen and Touch
  • Phone and Modem
  • Power Options
  • Programs and Features
  • Region
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  • Security and Maintenance
  • Sound
  • Speech Recognition
  • Storage Spaces
  • Sync Center
  • System
  • Tablet PC Settings
  • Taskbar and Navigation
  • Troubleshooting
  • User Accounts
  • Windows Defender Firewall
  • Windows Mobility Center
  • Work Folders

Each of these categories contains a number of tools and some categories are further divided into subcategories, implying that you’re well on the way to find precisely what you’re looking for. Although, you should be a little cautious while using it, else you will end up harming your OS.

The God Mode was first introduced for Windows 7 and has been around ever since. Here are the steps to enable it on all versions of Windows 10:

  • The first step is to make sure you’re using an account with administrative privileges. To confirm which account you’ve signed into, go to Settings>Accounts>Your info.

As we’ve stated above, this panel gives you Administrative access over User accounts which would be a security issue if you used by any other unauthorized account. So this feature can be enabled only on Administrator accounts.

windows 10 account info

  • Now that you’ve logged into an Administrator account, choose a location where you want the God Mode panel to be created. A good choice would be desktop but if you’re fond of having a minimal desktop setup with no icons, you can pick any other location. You can also move the folder around once it’s created.
  • Create a new folder in the selected location.

windows 10 new folder God

  • Rename the folder as “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”.

Everything following the full stop after GodMode is case sensitive.
Also, GodMode is just a label for the folder and if you want to call it by a different name, you can replace “GodMode” with a label of your choice making sure to keep everything after it “.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” intact.

Windows 10 God Mode folder name

There you have it. The folder now has the icon of Windows Control panel and no label. The label you pick will be visible in the title bar when the folder is open.

Windows 10 God Mode features

Congratulations! You have unlocked God Mode.

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