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How to unlock Windows 11's God Mode to access advanced settings

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With Windows 11, Microsoft has finally redesigned the modern Settings app.

The new Settings app uses a sidebar and breadcrumbs to help users easily navigate between different pages, and it also features new controls for customization, managing network, power usage, disk management, and more.

The settings app has been significantly improved, but several Control Panel features are still missing.

Thankfully, Windows 11 still comes with the Control Panel and File Explorer-based advanced configuration page called "God Mode" that allows you to easily access all advanced tools, features, and tasks.

1634728743827.pngGod mode
With God mode, you can access the advanced management features in one location and it's better than the modern settings.

Enable God Mode in Windows 11​

To access God Mode in Windows 10, create a special shortcut folder, as highlighted in the steps below:

  1. On the desktop, right-click anywhere.
  2. Select “New” option and click on "Folder"
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  3. Right-click the new folder.
  4. Rename the folder to the following command:
    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
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  5. Press enter.
You can double-click on this folder to open God Mode.

1634728763697.pngGod mode in Windows 11
Once done, you will be presented with a page similar to the above screenshot. As you can see, Windows 11's God mode offers a familiar experience and it also restores the classic view of File Explorer.

To improve the experience, you can also use CLSID, a unique identifier to access other settings pages directly from the desktop.

For example, you can create folder with the name "{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}" to open Administrative Tools, such as the defragmentation tool, disk format options, etc.

You can also try these values:

  • Network - {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
  • Bluetooth - {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
  • Mouse properties - {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}
  • Personalization - {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
  • Troubleshooting - {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}


Big thanks to Lawrence Abrams
 
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Well I have a bunch of systems at home. Work is still Win 10 but the systems here are all capable of running 11 so we shall see.
I have one system on 11, home entertainment system is on 10 but I have another box I am going to replace it with. Maybe I'll switch it over this weekend, who knows?
This is my personal laptop I bring to work, an i7 Thinkpad t460s. If I get bored I will make the switch.
I am supposed to go into my old job on Saturday and take what I want, they are closing the lab. Who knows what treasures I stashed away there?
 
Updated it.

Thank you!

Btw, am using windows 11 for my main machine, works great :D What about you @DVDR_Dog ?
I made the big move on my "other" stealth work computer (Thinkpad T460s i7) and it's OK so far. Drivers were surprisingly easy and that's saying something with a Thinkpad.
What are you doing about Office? Looking for some feedback.
No loss of performance that I can tell, might be a tad quicker.
 
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