What Is the “God Mode” Folder in Windows 10, and How Do I Enable It?

What if Windows let you quickly access administrative tools, backup and restore options and other important management settings from a single window? If that sounds good, look no further than the so-called “God Mode.”

What Is God Mode?

No, God Mode doesn’t unlock any extra secret features in Windows or let you do any tweaking that you can’t do in the regular Windows interface. Instead, it’s simply a special folder you can enable that exposes most of Windows’ admin, management, settings, and Control Panel tools in a single, easy-to-scroll-through interface.

And yes, you can also find a lot of this stuff by searching the Start menu, but to do that, you kind of need to know what you’re looking for begin with. The God Mode folder offers an easier way to browse through 206 of these tools and get to know them.

By the way, “God Mode” is just a popular name some people give this special folder. You can name the folder anything you like—including How-To Geek Mode, for example.

Here are the categories of tools you’ll find in God Mode:

  • Administrative Tools
  • AutoPlay
  • Backup and Restore
  • Color Management
  • Credential Manager
  • Date and Time
  • Devices and Printers
  • Ease of Access Center
  • File Explorer Options
  • File History
  • Fonts
  • Indexing Options
  • Infrared
  • Internet Options
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • Pen and Touch
  • Phone and Modem
  • Power Options
  • Programs and Features
  • Region
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  • Security and Maintenance
  • Sound
  • Speech Recognition
  • Storage Spaces
  • Sync Center
  • System
  • Tablet PC Settings
  • Taskbar and Navigation
  • Troubleshooting
  • User Accounts
  • Windows Defender Firewall
  • Windows Mobility Center
  • Work Folders

Each of these categories contains any number of tools and might even be divided into further subcategories, meaning that you’re likely to find nearly anything you’re looking for.

Enabling God Mode in Windows 10

To make this work, you must be using an account with administrative privileges. Go to your desktop and create a new folder by right-clicking any open area, pointing to “New” on the context menu, and then clicking the “Folder” command.

The new folder icon will appear.

Now, rename the folder to the following:

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

To use a name other than GodMode, just replace “GodMode” in the above text with whatever you want to name the folder. The characters that follow (including the period) must remain exactly as listed above. If you remove “GodMode” without adding any text in its place, you’ll receive the following error.

warning window stating you must type a file name

Once you’ve properly renamed the folder, you’ll notice the folder icon change to a control panel icon.

Double-click the icon to open the newly-created God Mode. The major categories are organized alphabetically and so are the more than 200 settings you’ll find within those categories.

While it’s certainly handy for getting to know the official names of all the Windows tools, you’ll probably find (like we did) that it’s faster to search for them through the Start menu. Still, the God Mode folder offers a handy introduction to all the tools available and a great way to search for things when you’re not quite sure what they’re named.

I tried this and it Works!

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What Is Moore’s Law and Why Are People Saying It’s Dead?

Key Takeaway

Moore’s “Law” is an observation by Intel founder Gordon Moore that transistor density doubles at intervals while staying the same price. Some in the industry think that those days are over.

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, is the man responsible for Moore’s Law. It’s an observation Moore made that the transistor density of integrated circuits doubles every two years. Some say that Moore’s Law is now dead, but why?

What Moore’s Law Says

Gordon Moore made his original observation in 1965:

“The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year. Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase. Over the longer term, the rate of increase is a bit more uncertain, although there is no reason to believe it will not remain nearly constant for at least 10 years.” – Gordon Moore in Cramming more components onto integrated circuits.

This can be interpreted in a few ways, but it implies two things. First, (at the time) the most basic Integrated Circuit (IC) would double in transistor density every year. Second, that this would also be true at the lowest cost level. So if the cost to manufacture an IC of a given size remains stable over time (taking inflation into account), this would effectively mean that the cost per transistor would halve every two years.

This is a startling level of exponential growth demonstrated by the “wheat and chessboard problem” where if you put one grain of wheat (or rice) on the first square and then double the amount for each successive square, you’d be up to well over 18 quintillion grains by square 64!

Moore later revised his observation to extend the time to once every eighteen months, and then eventually once every two years. So while transistor density is still doubling, the pace seems to be slowing down.

It’s Not Actually a Law

Although it’s been nicknamed Moore’s “Law,” it isn’t a law in the proper sense of the word. In other words, it’s not like a natural law that describes how things like gravity work. It’s an observation and a projection of historical trends into the future.

On average, Moore’s Law has held up since 1965, and in some ways, it’s a benchmark for the semiconductor industry to tell roughly whether it’s on track, but there’s no reason why it has to be true, or remain true indefinitely.

There’s More to Performance Than Transistor Density

The transistor is the fundamental component of a semiconductor device, such as a CPU. It’s from transistors that devices such as logic gates are built, allowing for the structured processing of data in binary code.

In theory, if you double the number of transistors that you can fit into a given amount of space

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Why Are People Scared Of Phone Calls These Days?

Phone

The telephone has been a staple of Western civilization for over 100 years, enabling people to remotely hear others chewing and breathing too heavily for as long as we can remember. It lets us treat our friends like marginally entertaining podcasts to distract us while doing dishes or quietly peeing.

But there are many between the ages of 18 and 35 for whom the idea of hopping on a phone call is about as scary as being trapped in a telephone booth underwater. And if the only way to survive that highly unlikely scenario were to answer the ringing phone, they might die.

When a phone rings, some see it only as an ominous red phone casting a vampire-like shadow on the wall, an invasion from the outside world that has breached one’s delicate oasis, ringing and vibrating with sheer terror.

Who could it be? What do they want? And will I have to talk? The possibilities are too frightening to even consider.

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What Is A Burner Phone, And When Should You Use One?

A “burner phone” is a cheap, prepaid mobile phone that you can destroy or discard when you no longer need it. In popular media, criminals often use burner phones to evade detection by authorities. You might use a burner phone for privacy reasons, as a last resort, or during an emergency.

A “burner SIM” is a related term, and refers to a cheap, prepaid SIM card that you can insert into another phone. You may plan on only using the SIM card for a limited period of time and not linking it to your real identity.

What Is a Burner?

A burner phone is a cheap, prepaid mobile phone that the owner generally doesn’t intend to use long term. These phones have traditionally been purchased with cash to avoid any kind of paper trail that would tie the phone number to an individual.

The term was popularized in the hit 2002 HBO series The Wire, where “burners” were used to avoid detection by authorities. Once a number was suspected of being compromised, the device was discarded or “burned” so that the trail would go cold.

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How Long Can You Keep Using an iPhone!?

iPhone

Gone are the days of meaningful yearly smartphone upgrades, a change that’s better for the planet and your wallet. Instead, the burning question has become one of longevity: how long can you keep your iPhone going before it’s time to upgrade?

Your iPhone Should Receive Around Six Major Updates

A modern iPhone should see support for around six or seven versions of iOS. Take the iPhone 7, which shipped with iOS 10 in September 2016 and ended support with iOS 15, released in September 2021. The iPhone 6S saw even more than that, starting with iOS 9 and ending with iOS 15.

“Major updates” refers to major new versions of iOS, the iPhone’s operating system. These are released for free, typically in September each year. They guarantee compatible devices another year of smaller updates until the next major version comes along.

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Will IOS 16 and iPadOS 16 run on my iPhone or iPad?

IOS16

Every year Apple releases a new major update for iPhone and iPad devices, but some devices won’t receive the update, usually around seven years after they first debuted. Here are the devices that are compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.

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How to See the First iPhone App You Ever Installed

App Store logo

The iPhone has been around since 2007, and the App Store nearly as long. Even if you haven’t used an iPhone that long, you’ve probably racked up tons of app downloads. Which one was the first?

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Every Game Microsoft Ever Included in Windows, Ranked

Microsoft Game Hero 1

Over the past 36 years, Microsoft has included over a dozen different games with its Windows releases (depending on how you count.) We took a look through history and ranked them, worst-to-best. Which game would you rank as number one?

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How To Check Your iPhone’s IMEI Number

Iphone

An iPhone’s IMEI number is a 15-17 digit identifier that distinguishes it from all other iPhones, and it can sometimes be helpful to find out what it is. Here’s why—and how to do it.

What Is an IMEI Number?

Cellular carriers use International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers to verify that a mobile phone is not stolen or being used on an unauthorized account. Knowing your iPhone’s IMEI number can be helpful in a number of situations. For example, if your iPhone is lost or stolen, you can provide the IMEI number to your carrier and they can disable the phone so that it can’t be used on their network.

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Why Do Alkaline Batteries Leak?

It happens to the best of us: You open a gadget and see crusty white powder and sometimes metal corrosion inside. Your alkaline batteries have leaked! But why does it always happen? We’ll get to the bottom of it.

Under Pressure

No matter how well a battery is designed, there’s always the potential for it to start leaking because batteries are powered by active chemical reactions that don’t sustain themselves forever. This is especially true for alkaline batteries, which are a common type of consumer battery used in many gadgets since the 1960s. But it can also apply to other types of batteries as well, which can swell upor burst when they begin to degrade over time.

Alkaline batteries in particular are made with a liquid electrolyte called potassium hydroxide. This chemical is very corrosive, and it can slowly eat away at the battery’s casing once the battery becomes completely discharged. This creates hydrogen gas that builds pressure inside the battery itself, causing the canister that contains the chemicals to leak. As a result, the pressure will push potassium hydroxide out of the battery itself, and you have a mess on your hands. When potassium hydroxide interacts with the air, it creates potassium carbonate, which is the white power you might see building up around a swollen or leaking battery. In some cases, leaking potassium hydroxide can also come into contact with people, causing skin and eye irritation. If this happens, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water and rinse your eyes with clean water. Since potassium hydroxide is highly corrosive, it can also damage electronic circuitry inside the gadget, eating away at battery contacts or copper traces on a circuit board.

How to Prevent Leaking Batteries

Basically, all alkaline batteries leak eventually. But there are a few things that you can do to slow down the process and prevent the leaks from causing damage. First, you should always store unused alkaline batteries in a cool, dry place outside of any electronic devices.

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