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How to activate God Mode in Windows 11

Hello, how are you? It appears that Windows 11 will remove the God mode. Indeed, this was the impression I had during some moments of the Preview phase. However, this was not the case. In fact, we can use it immediately. If you don’t know what it is and what it is for, this post is for you. God Mode is a Windows feature that few know about or have tried. You could say that it is a little known feature. Certainly, it already existed in Windows 10. However, for a while, it was doubted that Microsoft would implement it in Windows 11. It is a really useful option. However, it is hidden, and you have to go through a series of steps to get it.

How to activate God Mode in Windows 11

The truth is that activating God mode in Windows 11 is much easier than you might think. Indeed, with that name, it might be more complicated to configure. On the contrary, it is a simple procedure to carry out. Let’s see how to do it:

  • First, we go to the Windows desktop. Now, in an empty area, right-click the mouse. This action will display the context menu. Consequently, click on New>Folder.
Creating a new folder on the Windows 11 desktop
Creating a new folder on the Windows 11 desktop
  • Now click on the newly created folder to assign a new name.
  • Then you have to rename the folder with the following value: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} 
  • After entering the name, press Next to set the new value.
Assigning the folder name for the creation of the God Mode.
Assigning the folder name for the creation of the God Mode.
  • Below, you can see that the folder name has disappeared.
  • Then double-click on it to see all the available options. We will go into more detail later.

What can we do with Windows 11 God Mode?

Now that we have created the God mode folder in Windows 11, it is time to see what we can do with it. The following is a breakdown of its mains functions:

  • AutoPlay: interesting to be able to manage how the automatic reproduction will work when we insert a DVD or connect a device in any port of the equipment.
  • Backup and Restore: (Windows 7): in this case, we will be able to manage backups with a specific Windows 7 tool.
  • Color management: in this option, we will be able to calibrate the color of the screen.
  • Credential manager: here we will have two tools to manage the credentials, both in Windows and in the Web.
  • Date and time: multiple ways to manage the date and time of the system.
  • Devices and printers: here we will have control over different external devices, Bluetooth wireless connection, printers, and cameras that are connected to the operating system.
  • Ease of access: Allows you to manage various aspects related to accessibility.
  • File explorer options: this can be of the pleasure of many people, since from here we will be able to personalize in many ways that it is going to allow us to personalize the file explorer.

File-related options

  • File history: the history of files of Windows is the part that is managed from this option.
  • Fonts: here we have several options and tools related to the typography of the system.
  • Indexing options: the searches of Windows are the protagonists here, having the form and the content in which they are carried out.
  • Internet options: these are Internet options, many of them from Internet Explorer and others from Microsoft’s new browser.
  • Keyboard: here we will be able to change the speed of the cursor and check the operation of the keyboard.
  • Mouse: everything related to the mouse, its configuration, behavior and more options will be given from this option.
  • Network and Sharing Center: another case in which we have several shortcuts. However, this time oriented towards the management of network connections and similar.
  • Phone and modem: here we will configure the dialing rules.
  • Power options: in this case, all it offers are options to manage the use of energy in Windows.
  • Programs and features: we will be able to uninstall and add programs through several tools at our disposal.
  • Region: here we will control the location and options related to this parameter of the operating system.

General configuration options

  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connection: in this case, we will be able to enter remote desktops.
  • Security and maintenance: here we have the options of security and maintenance of Windows to administer them in the best possible way.
  • Sound: change the sound volume and system sounds from these options.
  • Speech recognition: exactly three tools that serve to modify the use of the voice recognition.
  • Storage spaces: we will manage the storage spaces, both internal and external.
  • Sync Center: here we will be able to manage offline files.
  • System: It offers many options, since we will be able to create a restore point, allow remote access to the equipment, change the name of a work group or check the speed of the processor.
  • Taskbars and navigation: we can see multiple with which we will be able to personalize the Windows Taskbar and all that is its operation.
  • Troubleshooting: in this case we will have several solutions to search and find solutions for several things such as blue screen, network problems or issues with the keyboard.
  • User accounts: in this case, we include different powers to manage and create user accounts of the operating system.
  • Windows Defender Firewall: as its name makes clear, from here we are going to control everything related to the Windows firewall and all its configuration.
  • Windows Mobility Center: we will be able to choose between two direct accesses to mobility options, as much in desktops as in laptops.
  • Windows Tools: from here we will be able to manage a good number of options of the Windows system.
  • Work Folders: with this option, we are going to administer the work folders.

In this way, we have seen how to activate the God mode in Windows 11. We have also explained everything we can do with it. See you soon!

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