More "God Mode" Like Windows 7 GUID Shortcuts

January 9th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Windows by bharath

Excited about Windows 7 unseen ‘GodMode’, the age-old windows trick which has got new life last week in Windows 7 ?

GodMode shortcut can be easily setup by creating a new folder and rename it as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} [Folder name can be anything you want, give it your desired name followed by a period (.) and then the GUID, here GUID part is {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} ]

Note: GUID stands for 'Globally Unique Identifier'

If “God Mode” alone isn’t enough for you, here comes Ed Bott with a nice collection of more such GUID shortcut tricks for you.His collection include tricks that work only on Windows 7 as well as some tricks can even work on Windows Vista too.I have put all of the tricks mentioned by Ed Bott in a nice table, so that it’d easier for you..Do make a note of these and you may bookmark this page for future reference.

1.Windows 7 Only (And Later Versions):

Shortcut GUID code
Action Center {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
Backup and Restore {B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
Biometric Devices {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
Credential Manager {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Default Location {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
Devices and Printers {A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
Display {C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
HomeGroup {67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
Location and Other Sensors {E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
Notification Area Icons {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
Recovery {9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Speech Recognition {58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
Troubleshooting {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}

2.Windows Vista And Windows 7:

These GUID shortcuts work on Windows 7 as well as on Windows Vista versions.

Shortcut GUID code
Administrative Tools {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
All .NET Frameworks and COM Libraries {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
All Tasks (Control Panel) {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
AutoPlay {9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
BitLocker Drive Encryption* {D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
Computer Folder {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Default Programs {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
Ease of Access Center {D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
Font Settings {93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
Get Programs {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Manage Wireless Networks {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
Network and Sharing Center {8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
Network Connections {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
Network Folder {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Parental Controls {96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
Performance Information and Tools {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
Personalization {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
Power Options {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Programs and Features {7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
Sync Center {9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
System {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
User Accounts {60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
Windows Firewall {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Windows SideShow** {E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}
Windows Update {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

* For Ultimate versions only)

** May Slowdown your system

Warning: Trying some of the above shortcuts created problems in some machines running 64-bit Windows, please do take note of it particularly if your machine is Windows Vista 64-bit version based.

The procedure is same as I had posted earlier for GodMode setup,

Create an empty folder

Use the shortcut name that you want to give it, ex: “Network connections” followed by a period (.) following it should be the corresponding GUID shortcut code.

Networks connection GUID GodMode code

Renaming for Networks connection shortcut

Networks connection shortcut

You can try any of the above GUIDs following the same method.

Source, ZDNet

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