Empower Yourself on Windows 10

By | June 12, 2017
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Empower Mode on Windows 10

This tip was written for Windows 10 (all versions) but should work for those of you using Windows 7 and Windows 8x.

OK, we’ll admit, we changed its name. Everyone else calls it god Mode. We’re not happy with that name, so we hereby change its name to Empower Mode. This modality has been part of Windows since Windows XP and it continues to work – and be useful – in Windows 10.

Empower Mode lets you access every feature of the Control Panel from a list. Because every is listed by category, you will probably find settings you never saw listed in Control Panel — but they were always there.

While you can create a shortcut to Empower Mode anywhere, we think it is best on the desktop since it’s easier to find.

It’s easy to do. Here’s how to create a shortcut to Empower Mode.

1. Create a new folder on your desktop (Right-click on an empty space on your desktop and click “New” then “Folder”.

2. Right-click on the newly created folder, choose “Rename” and rename it

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

(We certainly recommend you copy that and then paste it as the folder name.)

3. When you’re done you’ll have an icon on your desktop that looks like this:

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And when you click it, you’ll be empowered with every Control Panel setting — right at your fingertips.

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20 thoughts on “Empower Yourself on Windows 10

    1. Charlotte Mitchell

      Thanks for this great tip! For Carol: Mine showed empty, too, until I double-clicked it and then everything fell into place. What a time-saver!

      Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      This would happen if you did not use the period (dot) in the file name.

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

      You can name this folder anything you want, but the name must have a period at the end – for instance godmode. PowerMode. EmpowerMode. SharkeysBest. MarmaladeFolder.

      You could name the folder

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

      ‘And it would work. The period is part of the file name, without it the folder will be useless.

      Reply
    2. Carol

      Nate, you need to copy the whole thing, that includes the words Empower mode. I originally wasn’t including that when I did it the first time. Copy and paste The WHOLE thing.It should work then.

      Reply
  1. Bev P

    I did this & found that I already have this from one of Cloudies earlier tips called “Tweak Mode”
    Great program whatever it is called.

    Reply
  2. Arnie Brown

    I Guess I’m just a little retarded. I’ve tried all the suggestions but I get nuthin. HELP !!!

    Reply
      1. infoave Post author

        This would happen if you did not use the period (dot) in the file name.

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

        You can name this folder anything you want, but the name must have a period at the end – for instance godmode. PowerMode. EmpowerMode. SharkeysBest. MarmaladeFolder.

        You could name the folder

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

        ‘And it would work. The period is part of the file name, without it the folder will be useless (empty).

        Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      This would happen if you did not use the period (dot) in the file name.

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

      You can name this folder anything you want, but the name must have a period at the end – for instance godmode. PowerMode. EmpowerMode. SharkeysBest. MarmaladeFolder.

      You could name the folder

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

      ‘And it would work. The period is part of the file name, without it the folder will be useless.

      Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      This would happen if you did not use the period (dot) in the file name.

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

      You can name this folder anything you want, but the name must have a period at the end – for instance godmode. PowerMode. EmpowerMode. SharkeysBest. MarmaladeFolder.

      You could name the folder

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

      ‘And it would work. The period is part of the file name, without it the folder will be useless (empty)/

      Reply
    2. infoave Post author

      This would happen if you did not use the period (dot) in the file name.

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

      You can name this folder anything you want, but the name must have a period at the end – for instance godmode. PowerMode. EmpowerMode. SharkeysBest. MarmaladeFolder.

      You could name the folder

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

      ‘And it would work. The period is part of the file name, without it the folder will be useless.

      Reply
  3. Doreen Wermers

    double click the folder and it will be full, not empty. follow directions from above first

    Reply
  4. David D Patrick - South Africa

    I followed the instructions – it worked exactly as stated; no difficulties.

    Reply

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