How to enable God Mode in Windows

While Windows is customizable and offers a lot of options, they’re not easy to find all in one place. Instead of looking for the option you’re looking for in the Settings app or Control Panel, you can use a convenient shortcut menu in Windows, God Mode.

We’ll show you how to get into God Mode and what you can do with this tool.

How to enable God Mode in Windows

Activating God Mode is simple; You don’t need to use any tricky registry hacks or install third-party software. You just need to create a new Windows folder with a specific name, which works on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

To do this, right-click an empty dot on your desktop (or any location you like in File Explorer) and select New > Folder. Copy and paste the following text to replace the default new folder name:


In the past, you could rename the “GodMode” shortcut text with anything you wanted. However, in later versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, the name doesn’t appear at all. The folder changes to the Control Panel icon, but you cannot adjust its name.


What can you do with God Mode?

Double-click the “God Mode” shortcut to open a File Explorer window. This shows a large list of shortcuts to various setup and management tools within Windows.

They are divided by title – for example, region, system, and Windows tools. Double-click one of them to open it. To find your favorites faster, you can also click and drag any item to your desktop or other folder.


While “God Mode” sounds cool, it doesn’t give you any new access. Everything in this menu can be accessed elsewhere in Windows, mainly in the Control Panel. Since Windows 10 and 11 use most of the options of the Settings app, this menu makes it easier to parse what is in the Control Panel.

Take control of the situation in “God Mode”

Not everything God mode has to offer is useful, but it doesn’t matter. Even if you only open and search for it occasionally, it’s a handy collection of shortcuts that can save you the time you have to search in other menus.