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betterdan
01-06-10, 08:35 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10426627-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Those intrigued by the "GodMode" in Windows 7 may be interested to know that there are many other similar shortcuts hidden within the operating system.

Intended for developers as a shortcut to various internal settings, such features have been around since Vista and even before, according to the head of Microsoft's Windows division, who tells CNET that the so-called GodMode settings folder uncovered by bloggers is just one of many undocumented developer features included in Windows.

It seems that the folks in Redmond have gotten a kick out of all the attention that the Godmode has gotten and have decided to have fun with it. Sinofsky sent a list of other commands that also create special folders (see list below).

Given the Vista issues, though, I would try these only on a Windows 7 machine, ideally a test machine. To make it work, create a new folder with any name, then a period, then one of the text strings below.

For example, the first one could be a folder named "thankscnet.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}" (use everything inside quotes--but not the quotes themselves).

Here's the list of strings:

{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

And, as a reminder, to create the Godmode folder itself, use this string:

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

Mr Bigman
01-06-10, 09:16 PM
I seen this earlier today and found it quite cool to mess with but can mess up your stiuff so be careful shaws.

methimpikehoses
01-06-10, 09:38 PM
Tried the godmode one today, it's pretty nifty. Anyone try the others?

Eliminator
01-06-10, 10:15 PM
does not work in vista... if anyone is still using that

DiscipleDOC
01-06-10, 10:19 PM
does not work in vista... if anyone is still using that

What's this 'Vista' that you're referring to?

:bleh:

Redeemed
01-06-10, 10:46 PM
I have no idea what they are talking about...

And considering I have no back up drive, and every document I care about is on this one hard drive I'm currently using I dare not mess with this.

Anybody care to explain this to me? What do these do?

HiCZoK4
01-07-10, 11:44 AM
What does it do? What are benefits of using this "godmode" ?

methimpikehoses
01-07-10, 11:50 AM
It just gives you a folder with a ton of control panel-type settings, all in 1 long list.

munkus
01-11-10, 01:43 PM
I created the GodMode folder and now I can't die. Sweet! Now to find the "Unlimited Money" code. :lol:

General Lee
01-15-10, 11:15 AM
I created the GodMode folder and now I can't die. Sweet! Now to find the "Unlimited Money" code. :lol:

You can keep the "Unlimited Money". All I need is "Unlimited Beer", and I won't even need the money to get it from the store. :)

ViN86
01-15-10, 11:53 AM
{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} = Location Settings
{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} = Biometric Settings
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} = Power Settings
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} = Taskbar Icons
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} = Automatic Logon Credentials (Password Vault)
{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} = Install Program from Network
{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} = Default Programs
{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} = List of Assemblies Info.
{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} = Manage Wireless Networks
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} = Workgroup Network
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} = Computer Link
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} = Printers
{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} = Remote App and Desktop Connections
{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} = Firewall Settings
{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} = ? (just makes a blank folder for me)
{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} = Windows Experience Index

crainger
01-15-10, 03:14 PM
I created the GodMode folder and now I can't die. Sweet! Now to find the "Unlimited Money" code. :lol:

I messed up. I wanted a bigger e-peen. But now I have a 24 inch penis. All girls wanna do it touch it. FML.

ViN86
01-16-10, 10:03 AM
Thought people would appreciate the time I spent finding out what all those things do :(

glObalist
01-16-10, 01:22 PM
This is the same as going Start->rightclick Control Panel->Show on Desktop, right?

Revs
01-16-10, 03:29 PM
Thought people would appreciate the time I spent finding out what all those things do :(

I did dude. Cheers :)

ViN86
01-16-10, 04:52 PM
I did dude. Cheers :)

Excellent :D

betterdan
01-16-10, 05:23 PM
This is the same as going Start->rightclick Control Panel->Show on Desktop, right?

No

sytaylor
01-23-10, 07:14 AM
So umm... whats so God Mode about it?

Can you debug the OS? :D

betterdan
01-23-10, 01:31 PM
You can't die if you are using it and you get a blue screen of death.

bob saget
01-23-10, 01:52 PM
Thought people would appreciate the time I spent finding out what all those things do :(

F*ck the time, I appreciate you. :wonder:


:wtf:

dxx
01-24-10, 04:24 AM
I have no idea what they are talking about...

And considering I have no back up drive, and every document I care about is on this one hard drive I'm currently using I dare not mess with this.

Anybody care to explain this to me? What do these do?

No backup, seriously? 1TB drives cost something like $100, do you really value your entire history of data at less than that?

betterdan
01-24-10, 06:47 AM
He doesn't value backing up his stuff that much because it's easy to just get more animal porn off the internet if he has to.






:D

bob saget
01-24-10, 11:38 AM
He doesn't value backing up his stuff that much because it's easy to just get more farm-yard animal porn off the internet if he has to.




ficx

betterdan
01-24-10, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the clarification Bob. :eek2: