Windows 7 Cheats and GodModes

According to, there are a whole range of special codes you can add to a folder name in Windows 7 to make a shortcut to a particular function. I’ve tried out the ones listed in the article, and here’s what they do:

{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} – Set default location for devices such as GPS
{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} – Goes to control panel page for biometric devices, such as fingerprint readers
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} – Goes to control panel for power plans (I do use this quite often, actually)
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} – Settings for notification icons/area on the taskbar
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} – Control panel page for Windows/Certificate/Generic credentials store
{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} – Install a program from the network
{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} – Change default programs
{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} – Opens what appears to be the GAC
{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} – Manage wireless networks
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} – Opens network for your Domain (browse computers in your domain)
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} – Opens My Computer
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} – Opens faxes and printers
{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} – Control Panel for ‘Connect to desktops and programs at your workplace’ – something for RDC and RemoteApp
{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} – Windows Firewall settings
{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} – This is just an empty, normal folder on my PC (Win7 Ultimate, x64)
{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} – Rate and improve your computer’s performance

I only wish that the undocumented bits of Windows 7 were documented somewhere!

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