God Mode in Windows 10

Very useful old trick

Monday, January 6, 2020 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Personal Computing

Remember how useful God mode was?

I haven't seen how to create it in W10...until good old Tech Republic (link above) mentioned it in a simple "how to".

Just make sure you're the Administrator, right click on your desktop and create a new file. Name it:

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

 and press "Enter".

This is what you should see when you double click on the blue file:

Mine is dark mode enabled from my prior article (https://forums.wincustomize.com/498171/page/1/#3767484)

Happy administrating, and if the name of the file bothers any sensibilities, you can rename it anything you wish.

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Hankers
Reply #1 Monday, January 6, 2020 12:18 PM

Cool stuff. Thanks for posting.

Yrgal
Reply #2 Monday, January 6, 2020 1:01 PM


right click on your desktop and create a new file
That is wrong. Not file, but folder.

Jafo
Reply #3 Monday, January 6, 2020 5:44 PM

Yrgal

That is wrong. Not file, but folder.

That'll be semantics.  Folders are put into filing cabinets....files are put into filing cabinets....ends up being the same thing ... Spell checker 

Yrgal
Reply #4 Monday, January 6, 2020 5:52 PM


That'll be semantics.
Yes it is, Paul, but you know, even better than me, that a lot of the visitors here are not so picky about semantics.  

ALMonty
Reply #5 Monday, January 6, 2020 6:20 PM

Actually files are put in folders and folders are put in filing cabinets.   

starkers
Reply #6 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:28 AM

ALMonty

Actually files are put in folders and folders are put in filing cabinets.   

Yup, and filing cabinets are usually put in offices.... though one time I saw a filing cabinet about 20 foot up a tree.  I think it was deposited there during the 1974 floods that covered much of SE Queensland to varying depths.  There were suburbs suddenly transformed into lakes and rooftops disappeared.

Hankers
Reply #7 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:10 AM

Actually, this was an interesting post that many appreciate DrJBHL taking the time to post.

ALMonty
Reply #8 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:20 AM

I found out about this when Win 8 came out. I've been using it ever since, I didn't post anything about it feeling no one would care.

Sed
Reply #9 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:43 AM

Oh yea! Had this back in the XP or WIN 7 days -- forgot about it -- MUST HAVE file

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:14 PM

Hankers

Actually, this was an interesting post that many appreciate DrJBHL taking the time to post.
Actually, I do appreciate Doc posting this, but I did have to visit the external link to find that it should be a folder and not a shortcut/file/etc.

 

Thanks Seth!

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:26 PM

Doc, I did this, and got the dark mode thing from your other post, yet my God Mode still doesn't go dark like yours.  Just saying.

Jafo
Reply #12 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:00 PM

Just loaded it into 7 ..... had forgotten it also....

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:02 AM

RedneckDude

Doc, I did this, and got the dark mode thing from your other post, yet my God Mode still doesn't go dark like yours.  Just saying.

The screenshot is of Windows Explorer, basically, in dark mode. Not every app takes dark mode. My DOpus doesn't, for example. My browsers do, but Edge doesn't.

What version of W10 are you using, and does the dark mode work on everything else?

RedneckDude
Reply #14 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:22 PM

DrJBHL

What version of W10 are you using, and does the dark mode work on everything else?
I am using the most recent version of Windows 10, not a preview.  Dark mode doesn't work on everything, never has.

 

Oh swell.

DrJBHL
Reply #15 Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:10 AM

RedneckDude


Quoting DrJBHL,

What version of W10 are you using, and does the dark mode work on everything else?

I am using the most recent version of Windows 10, not a preview.  Dark mode doesn't work on everything, never has.

 

Oh swell.

 

Nothing skins every app, Jim.

Depends on how they're coded.

If (and I'm not recommending this) you really, really, really insist on everything being "dark", you can try what's in this article, but stay away from the Ux stuff as it might well void your OS warranty.

 

Also, before doing stuff, create a restore point.  😉

 

https://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/enable-dark-theme-for-every-application-in-windows-10/

RedneckDude
Reply #16 Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:05 AM

Nah, thanks, Doc.   I just can't figure out why your God Mode is dark and mine isn't.  No biggie.  Most everything I use is dark via Windows 10, and the Dark Mode browser extension.

DrJBHL

The screenshot is of Windows Explorer, basically, in dark mode.
It appears that you may not be running a windowblind.  If so, that would likely be the difference between your result and mine.

RedneckDude
Reply #17 Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:20 AM

I just tested my theory, Doc, and I was correct.

 

If I have dark mode chosen, and not running a windowblind skin, then my dark mode looks like your. Nice and dark.

 

But life without windowblinds is worse than life without dark mode.

DrJBHL
Reply #18 Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:50 AM

RedneckDude

Nah, thanks, Doc.   I just can't figure out why your God Mode is dark and mine isn't.  No biggie.  Most everything I use is dark via Windows 10, and the Dark Mode browser extension.

Quoting DrJBHL,

The screenshot is of Windows Explorer, basically, in dark mode.

It appears that you may not be running a windowblind.  If so, that would likely be the difference between your result and mine.

Possible. We might not have identical versions of Windows...although less likely.

RedneckDude
Reply #19 Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:53 PM

I killed windowblinds and got mine dark too.

DrJBHL
Reply #20 Friday, January 10, 2020 3:22 AM

I killed windowblinds and got mine dark too.

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