There is no “God mode” in Windows 7!

by Marin Franković on 9 January, 2010

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Taken from The Deployment Guys Blog on TechNet:

Many bloggers and internet news portals started a discussion on so called “GoodMode” in Windows 7. By creating folders with special and reserved names, developers can easily and quickly access system folders of operating system. This is just one of many undocumented features of Windows 7.

Here is complete list of folder names and how to access them:

1. Create a folder on your desktop

2. Name it DevLinks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

What ever you put before the period (.) will be the name of the folder created on the desktop (you don’t have to call the folder GodMode)

When you enter the folder you will see a long list of shortcuts to areas within the operating system. It should be pointed out that there are no new tools within this folder – the shortcuts in this folder link to tools, utilities and interfaces that are already available and can be found in Control Panel – it just puts them all into one big list and categorises them.

So if this has wetted your appetite for more shortcut folders, below is a list of additional folders that you can create using the same process described above. I have named the folder accordingly to give you a clue as to what each one does:

LOCATION.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
BIOMETRIC.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
POWER.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
NOTIFICATION.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
CREDENTIALS.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
NETWORKAPPS.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
DEFAULTS.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
ASSEMBLIES.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
WIRELESS.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
NETWORK.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
DRIVES.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
PRINTERS.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
REMOTE.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
FIREWALL.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
PERFORMANCE.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

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M. Shadows January 19, 2010 at 2:29

Unless you found out this information yourself, you really should cite it since you’re plagerizing the entirety of someone else’s work.

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Marin Franković January 19, 2010 at 7:38

You are completly right. I guess I forgot. I allways give credit to the source of information. Post has been modified to reflect the source info. Thanks for your input.

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