Windows 7 GodMode

OK, I'm sure many will have already seen this but if you haven't:

Create a folder in Windows 7 and rename it to: 

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Then check out it's contents. That's seriously geeky and cool.

5 thoughts on “Windows 7 GodMode”

  1. This type of trick has existed sense Windows 95.  There are several GUIDs that can be appended to any folder name to provide the functionality of the object the GUID represents.  Also, the name before the dot does not matter.
    Try NotifyMe.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
    I do not know all the requirements, but many of the GUIDs located in the CLSID key (HKCL\CLSID) that have a ShellFolder key in the registry will have this functionality.

  2. Do NOT do this on Windows Server 2008. The Windows Explorer shell crashed so badly it could not recover and my admin needed to delete and recreate my profile on that machine to allow me to use it again. Luckily this was a fresh new server we were just building.

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