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How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11

God Mode is a hidden feature in Windows 11 that grants easy access to over 200 system settings tools. To enable it, simply create a new folder on your desktop, right-click to rename it to “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”, and hit Enter. The folder icon will change to resemble the Control Panel. Opening the folder will reveal a list of administrative settings categories like Backup and Restore, Credential Manager, and more. God Mode makes tweaking arcane Windows settings quick and convenient rather than buried deep in nested menu labyrinths. It poses little risk beyond easier access for others to change settings.

How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11

How to Enable, Access, Customize & Disable God Mode in Windows 11

How to Enable God Mode

The user interface in Windows 11 has been completely revamped by Microsoft ranging from Start menu to Taskbar. These changes make it feel both familiar and unique, at the same time. Here’s how to enable God Mode on Windows 11.

1. Right-click on an empty space on the Desktop.

2. Click on New > Folder, as depicted below.

3. Rename the folder as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and press the Enter key.

4. Press the F5 key to refresh the system.

5. The folder icon of the folder will change into an icon similar to that of the Control Panel, but with no name.

God Mode Folder icon on the desktop

6. Double-click on the Folder to open God Mode tools.

How to Disable God Mode

If you no longer have any use for it, follow the given steps to disable God Mode in Windows 11:

1. Click on God Mode folder from the Desktop screen.

2. Press Shift + Delete keys together.

3. Click on Yes in the confirmation prompt, as shown highlighted.

click on yes in the delete folder prompt windows 11

How to Customize God Mode Folder

Now that you know how to enable God Mode in Windows 11, then you can customize it at your convenience.

  • The tools in the God Mode folder are divided into categories, by default.
  • The tools within each category are listed alphabetically.

Option 1: Group Settings Together

You can adjust the structure of categories if you find the existing arrangement of options within the God Mode folder difficult to navigate.

1. Right-click on empty space within the folder. Then, click on Group by option.

2. Select one of the grouping options: Name, Application, Ascending or Descending order.

Group by option in the right click context menu

Option 2: Change View Type 

Due to the sheer number of settings available in the this folder, traversing the whole list of settings can be a tedious task. You can switch to Icon view to ease things, as follows:

1. Right-click on a blank space within the folder.

2. Click on View from the context menu.

3. Choose from the gievn opttions:

  • Medium icons, Large icons or Extra large icons.
  • Or, List, Details, Tiles or Content view.

Different view available in the right click context menu | How to enable and use God Mode on Windows 11


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