How to Enable God Mode on Windows 11

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If you want access to a ton of system settings on Windows 11, you can still enable God Mode. Here’s how to do it.

One of the cool tricks that Windows power users employ on legacy versions of Windows is enabling “God Mode.” This allows you to access multiple system settings from a central location. If you remember enabling God Mode on Windows 10 and lower, the good news is you can still do so on your Windows 11 PC. If you want to access multiple system settings and discover possible hidden utilities you weren’t aware of, you can turn on God Mode by following the steps in this guide.

What is God Mode on Windows?

God Mode is a hidden feature in Windows that you can activate to access a vast array of settings in a single place. The settings are available inside the classic Control Panel. While the Settings app is taking over for the system settings experience on Windows 11, you can still access the classic Control Panel and enable God Mode.

You can access multiple system settings from a centralized location on Windows when God Mode is enabled. It houses a lot of important options you might want to use to manage your PC. For example, even when you launch Control Panel on Windows 11, it doesn’t include everything you can access once you turn on God Mode.

Turning it on lets you see a complete list of direct shortcuts to various system settings. So, if you want a quick and easy way to find your system settings, continue to the next section for step-by-step instructions on enabling God Mode.

How Do I Activate God Mode on Windows 11?

Use the following steps to enable God Mode on your Windows 11 system.

  1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop and select New > Folder from the context menu.Create New Folder on Windows 11
  2. Copy and paste the following code into the folder name field and press Enter. Ensure there are no spaces — just the code.

     enter code for god mode folder

  3. The folder name will disappear once you enter the code and press Enter.folder name disappears
  4. Double-click the folder, and you will have access to a number of Windows settings you may not have known existed.God Mode Options
  5. It’s important to note that after you double-click the God Mode folder, it will change to a Control Panel icon.Folder Changes to Control Panel Icon
  6. If you use File Explorer frequently, you can easily access God Mode. Right-click your God Mode icon and select Pin to Quick access from the context God Mode to Quick Access
  7. Open File Explorer and click the God Mode icon in the left panel to open its settings.God Mode Quick Access File Explorer
  8. You can also find it under the Quick access section in File Explorer when you first launch it.God Mode Quick Access Main File Explorer Section

Gain Access to More Windows 11 Settings with God Mode

Once you open the God Mode folder, you will find a ton of settings. Scroll through and find the ones that will work for you. However, it’s worth mentioning that the number of settings you find will depend on your version of Windows.

For instance, since Microsoft is porting several options to the Settings app, you will find more in God mode on Windows 10 and older versions. Also, you aren’t going to find any “secret” settings in God Mode. You will just find the ones available on Windows 11.

However, you will find a ton of settings that can be accessed from a centralized window, which saves you time. You won’t need to hunt and peck your way through the Control Panel to find the settings you need.

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  1. Tomg

    April 7, 2024 at 7:21 am

    How do I name the God Mode desk icon? When I try to rename it, nothing sticks.

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