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Many typical Windows users don't know about God Mode, but as a former systems engineer it was something I used all the time since Windows 7 and was happy to see it can still be used in Windows 11. God Mode is a shortcut you create on your desktop that allows you to access every administrative tool available on your computer. For those that are familiar with Control Panel, it's very similar, but control panel gives you only the basic system administration tools. God Mode gives you all of them. It's very simple to set up.

  1. Right Click any empty spot on your desktop and select New > Folder
  2. Copy and paste the following for the name exactly and hit enter:
  3. The name will disappear and a new icon will appear. (For Windows 7 you may need to reboot to see the new icon)
  4. Clicking the icon will take you to the God Mode control panel.

Once you have enabled God Mode, and you double click on the icon you will see all sorts of useful tools for quick access:

Windows God Mode

For other screenshots and a few more details you can check this link: God Mode

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I for one never knew about God Mode, how awesome! Here is a summary of what you will have at your fingertips once you access Windows God Mode:

Administrative Tools

  • Create and format hard disk partitions
  • Defragment and optimize your drives
  • Diagnose your computer's memory problems
  • Edit group policy
  • Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files
  • Manage computer certificates
  • Schedule tasks
  • Set up iSCSI initiator
  • Set up ODBC data sources (32-bit)
  • Set up ODBC data sources (64-bit)
  • View event logs
  • View local services


  • Change default settings for media or devices
  • Play CDs or other media automatically
  • Start or stop using AutoPlay for all media and devices

Backup and Restore

  • Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Restore data, files, or computer from backup

BitLocker Drive Encryption

  • Manage BitLocker

Color Management

  • Change advanced color management settings for displays, scanners, and printers

Credential Manager

  • Manage Web Credentials
  • Manage Windows Credentials

Date and Time

  • Add clocks for different time zones
  • Automatically adjust for daylight saving time
  • Change the time zone
  • Set the time and date

Devicees and Printers

  • Add a device
  • Advanced printer setup
  • Change default printer
  • Change device installation settings
  • Change Windows To Go startup options
  • Device Manager
  • Scan a document or picture
  • Set up USB game controllers
  • View devices and printers
  • View scanners and cameras

Ease of Access Center

  • Accommodate learning abilities
  • Accommodate low vision
  • Change how your keyboard works
  • Change how your mouse works
  • Change the Narrator voice
  • Control the computer without the mouse or keyboard
  • Hear a tone when keys are pressed
  • Hear text read aloud with Narrator
  • Ignore repeated keystrokes using FilterKeys
  • Let Windows suggest Ease of Access settings
  • Magnify portions of the screen using Magnifier
  • Move the pointer with the keypad using MouseKeys
  • Optimize for blindness
  • Optimize visual display
  • Press key combinations one at a time
  • Replace sounds with visual cues
  • Turn High Contrast on or off
  • Turn Magnifier on or off
  • Turn off automatic window arrangement
  • Turn off background images
  • Turn off unnecessary animations
  • Turn on easy access keys
  • Turn On-Screen keyboard on and off
  • Use audio description for video
  • Use screen reader
  • View current accessibility settings

File Explorer Options

  • Change search options for files and folders
  • Change the file type associated with a file extension
  • Show hidden files and folders
  • Show or hide file extensions
  • Specify single- or double-click to open

File History

  • Restore your files with File History
  • Save backup copies of your files with File History


  • Change Font Settings
  • Preview, delete, or show and hide fonts
  • Private Character Editor
  • View installed fonts

Indexing Options

  • Change how Windows searches

Internet Options

  • Block or allow pop-ups
  • Block or allow third-party cookies
  • Change how web pages are displayed in tabs
  • Change security settings
  • Change temporary Internet file settings
  • Change the search provider in Internet Explorer
  • Change your homepage
  • Choose how you open links
  • Configure proxy server
  • Delete browsing history
  • Enable or disable session cookies
  • Manage browser add-ons
  • Tell if an RSS feed is available on a website
  • Turn autocomplete in Internet Explorer on or off


  • Change cursor blink rate
  • Check keyboard status


  • Change how the mouse pointer looks
  • Change how the mouse pointer looks when it's moving
  • Change mouse click settings
  • Change mouse settings
  • Change mouse wheel settings
  • Change the mouse pointer display or speed
  • Customise the mouse buttons
  • Make it easier to see the mouse pointer

Network and Sharing Center

  • Connect to a network
  • Identify and repair network problems
  • Manage advanced sharing settings
  • Media streaming options
  • Set up a broadband connection
  • Set up a connection or network
  • Set up a dial-up connection
  • Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection
  • View network computers and devices
  • View network connections
  • View network status and tasks

Phone and Modem

  • Set up dialing rules

Power Options

  • Change power-saving settings
  • Change screen saver
  • Change what the power buttons do
  • Change when the computer sleeps
  • Choose a power plan
  • Choose when to turn off display
  • Edit power plan
  • Turn screen saver on or off

Programs and Features

  • Add or remove programs
  • Change or remove a program
  • How to install a program
  • Run programs made for previous versions of Windows
  • Show which programs are installed on your computer
  • Turn Windows features on or off
  • Uninstall a program
  • View installed updates


  • Change date, time, or number formats
  • Change the way currency is displayed
  • Change the way dates and lists are displayed
  • Change the way measurements are displayed
  • Change the way time is displayed

RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

  • Access RemoteApp and desktops

Security and Maintenance

  • Change Automatic Maintenance settings
  • Change User Account Control settings
  • Check security status
  • Fix problems with your computer
  • Review your computer's status and resolve issues
  • View all problem reports
  • View recent messages about your computer
  • View recommended actions to keep Windows running smoothly
  • View reliability history


  • Adjust system volume
  • Change sound card settings
  • Change system sounds
  • Manage audio devices

Speech Recognition

  • Change text to speech settings
  • Set up a microphone
  • Start speech recognition

Storage Spaces

  • Manage Storage Spaces

Sync Center

  • Manage offline files


  • Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
  • Allow remote access to your computer
  • Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer
  • Change workgroup name
  • Check process speed
  • Configure advanced user profile properties
  • Create a recovery drive
  • Create a restore point
  • Edit environment variables for your account
  • Edit the system environment variables
  • How the change the size of virtual memory
  • Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else
  • Join a domain
  • Rename this computer
  • See the name of this computer
  • See which processes start up automatically when you start Windows
  • Select users who can use remote desktop
  • Show how much RAM is on this computer
  • Show which operating system your computer is running
  • Show which workgroup this computer is on
  • Task Manager
  • View advanced system settings
  • View system resource usage in Task Manager

Taskbar and Navigation

  • Auto-hide the taskbar
  • Customize the taskbar
  • Group similar windows on the taskbar
  • Lock or unlock the taskbar
  • Navigation properties
  • What happened to the Quick Launch toolbar?


  • Find and fix audio playback problems
  • Find and fix audio recording problems
  • Find and fix bluescreen problems
  • Find and fix keyboard problems
  • Find and fix networking and connection problems
  • Find and fix printing problems
  • Find and fix problems
  • Find and fix problems with Windows Search
  • Find and fix windows update problems
  • Perform recommended maintenance tasks automatically
  • Record steps to reproduce a problem
  • Troubleshooting History

User Accounts

  • Change account type
  • Create a password reset disk
  • Create an account
  • Create standard user account
  • Make changes to accounts
  • Manage file encryption certificates
  • Manage network passwords
  • Manage user certificates
  • Remove user accounts

Windows Defender Firewall

  • Allow an app through Windows Firewall
  • Check firewall status

Work Folders

  • Manage Work Folders
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