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Cuffy:
Windows Secrets is catching up.........
[quote Command Central: Windows functions in one place
How did an essentially undocumented trick, designed for IT administrators and commonly called GodMode, go viral on the Internet? Certainly the all-powerful connotation of the name aroused interest. But it's this function's one-stop list of Windows tools that wins over most users.

Whatever you wish to call this function, it conveniently consolidates into one folder a veritable switchboard of configurable Windows options and commands. The 256 items (sorted into 45 categories) are typically buried under layers of Control Panel menus or in right-click submenus — or otherwise submerged in the vast number of admin tools in Windows.

To create this folder, take the following steps:

Right-click a free spot on the desktop and select New/Folder.

Give the new folder any name you wish, as long as it's followed by a period and the following string of characters: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
For example, the file name could be something similar to this: All Commands.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Double-click to open the folder, and it should be populated with more than 250 functions. ][/quote]

If you don't subscribe to Windows Secrets, I suggest you do. Once in awhile they post something you could use.

MilesAhead:

Windows Secrets is catching up.........
[quote Command Central: Windows functions in one place
How did an essentially undocumented trick, designed for IT administrators and commonly called GodMode, go viral on the Internet? Certainly the all-powerful connotation of the name aroused interest. But it's this function's one-stop list of Windows tools that wins over most users.
To create this folder, take the following steps:

Right-click a free spot on the desktop and select New/Folder.

Give the new folder any name you wish, as long as it's followed by a period and the following string of characters: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

-Cuffy (August 07, 2014, 10:39 AM)
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Works for me. Quite the bunch of buttons.  :)
(Edit: I'm on Windows 8.0 x64.)


IainB:
...Also in W8 if you hit Winkey x, there's a small menu with commonly needed links such as Computer Management, Programs and Features, Disk Management, Control Panel, Admin and regular Command Prompts, Run etc..  :)
-MilesAhead (July 30, 2014, 06:08 AM)
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^^ Yes, I find the hotkey Win+X to be very handy: (using Win8.1-64 PRO)
Here's the menu that I get (after having modified it a little bit).




By the way, here are all (262) paths in the list of GodMode functions that I get using GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
(I posted them in the TXT file below as it was impossible to post them as code text in this comment - kept getting "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.")    :huh:

GodMode - paths for the 262 functions that I get.txt (31.86 kB - downloaded 1019 times.)

IainB:
Whilst I was mucking about with the GodMode functions/files per my post above, I noticed that the "files" had what looks like search metadata - quite long strings of it - in the Tags field.
I had thought the Tags were in the NTFS ADS (Alternate Data Stream), along with the Comment field, however, using xplorer² (which enables you to View, Split, Bundle to Go, Unpack bundle the ADS) the View shows there's apparently nothing in the ADS. Furthermore the user is unable to edit or add comments to the Comment field, and I have not yet figured out how to access (read/copy) the contents of the Tags field for these "files" (they have no File Properties either). If they are Junction Points or something, then that might help to explain it, I suppose.

Here's a partial screenshot of the relevant columns, to give you an idea of what I am on about:




Cuffy:
I think you are correct...... they are junctions points.

Here's some more I just ran across.......


The "Godmode" is the access to the "All Tasks" item in the Control Panel.




The same way you can create quick access to the other items:

{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} for Desktop Personalization
{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} for Network Connections
{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} for Network and Sharing Center
{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5} for Programs and Features
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} for Printers
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} for Credential Manager
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} for Taskbar
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} for Power Options


The "Godmode" is the access to the "All Tasks" item in the Control Panel.




The same way you can create quick access to the other items:

{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} for Desktop Personalization
{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} for Network Connections
{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} for Network and Sharing Center
{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5} for Programs and Features
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} for Printers
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} for Credential Manager
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} for Taskbar
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} for Power Options

The above are from the remarks in an article by Brad Chachos on 6/26/14

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2365754/17-obscure-windows-tools-and-tricks-too-powerful-to-overlook.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

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