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    [Windows 7] GodMode

    Just found that Trick, thought it might help some people.

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    Moved from [Tips & Tricks] section...

    didn't even come close to being a decent tip n trick's thread...

    Refer to the What Is A Tip or Trick? sticky
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    You don't need to have "GodMode" in the folder name.

    anyhow here's a more detailed article with a few extra strings straight from MS.

    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.
    In an e-mail interview, Steven Sinofsky, Windows division president, said several similar undocumented features provide direct access to all kinds of settings, from choosing a location to managing power settings to identifying biometric sensors.
    As with the all-encompassing GodMode uncovered by bloggers, these other settings can be accessed directly by creating a new folder with any name (GodMode or otherwise) and then including a certain text string. Sinofsky noted more than a dozen strings create particular settings folders, in addition to the overarching GodMode folder option.
    Sinofsky and others say the term GodMode was coined by bloggers; it was not something the company used internally to refer to the settings folders. Although Microsoft maintains many such undocumented developer commands to access such settings, all are replicated by the operating system's Control Panel settings.
    Such undocumented means of accessing various settings have occurred in previous versions of Windows, and the GodMode identified by bloggers was also present in Windows Vista. Some users of the 64-bit version of Vista, however, say invoking the GodMode folder caused their machines to crash. Microsoft says it has yet to reproduce that problem, though several readers have said they have encountered problems.
    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}


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    It looks like a good easter egg. Having played with Micosoft products since DOS 3 something i know not to always count on undocumented features to work in later editions.

    We had a class of machines at the PO that we couldn't upgrade past NT4 SP2 as a developer had used an undocumented feature to make the application work, SP3 killed off that trick.
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    I think the best known Easter Egg in any Microsoft product is still the Excel one where you see the Hall of the Damned. It's probably the creepiest by far. If you don't have an OLD machine with the exact copy needed to do it, just look it up on Youtube, you can find it there too.
    Kill the lights, let the candles burn behind the pumpkins’ mischievous grins, and let the skeletons dance. For one thing is certain, The Misfits have returned and once again everyday is Halloween.The Misfits FreeBSD
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    Is that the IDKFA egg? X95 or L95 if I remember correctly...

    Edit - I was somewhat close... just watched the video. It is excelkfa, and I had the wrong cell. But I remember seeing that a long time ago. I always loved software eggs.
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    Idkfa is the thing for DooM, DooM2 and for Final DooM for all weapons and ammo and keys. The Excel one, you select a certain table, do something, click something, and then it shows up. The video I saw of it (I didn't have that version so I couldn't do it) walked you through how to do it and showed the results.
    Kill the lights, let the candles burn behind the pumpkins’ mischievous grins, and let the skeletons dance. For one thing is certain, The Misfits have returned and once again everyday is Halloween.The Misfits FreeBSD
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    Yeah, I remember the doom codes well.

    excelkfa opens a secret path within the egg, which takes you to a room with the developers photos. It was a definite reference to doom, though.
    \"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"

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