Creating a Windows Master Control Panel shortcut .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The Windows Master Control Panel, also known as Windows God Mode, or the All Tasks folder is a shortcut to access a variety of control settings found in any operating system later then Windows Vista.

It is one of those stories that hits the blogosphere and spins; however the background for the registry key “ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C”  was actually just an “All Tasks“-page created by Windows developers to make it easier to find what was needed.

So if you use the search box in the “Control Panel“-window, see illustration below. It will leverage the key “ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C“.

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The key that it looks up you can find it under:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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So now let’s create and give you a shortcut to the blogosphere’s godmode, or the Windows developers “All Task”-folder.

Make a new folder, you can place it anywhere and re-name the folder to the following string “Settings.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” where “Settings” can be anything you’d like to call it.

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As you can see, the icon changes:

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And when we open it, this is what we now get access to in a single pane.

Full list:

  • Administrative Tools
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  • AutoPlay
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  • Backup and Restore
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  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-41-27.png
  • Color Management
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-41-56.png
  • Credential Manager
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-42-21.png
  • Date and Time
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-42-46.png
  • Default Programs
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-43-11.png
  • Devices and Printersexplorer_2017-05-12_15-43-40.png
  • Display
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-44-08.png
  • Ease of Access Center
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-44-40.png
  • File Explorer Options
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-45-12.png
  • File History
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-45-40.png
  • Fonts
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-46-02.png
  • HomeGroup
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-46-43.png
  • Indexing Options
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-47-08.png
  • Infrared
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-47-28.png
  • Internet Options
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-47-56.png
  • Keyboardexplorer_2017-05-12_15-48-15.png
  • Language
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-48-34.png
  • Mouseexplorer_2017-05-12_15-48-59.png
  • Network and Sharing Centerexplorer_2017-05-12_15-49-21.png
  • Pen and Touch
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  • Personalization
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-50-44.png
  • Phone and Modem
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-51-07.png
  • Power Options
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-51-29.png
  • Programs and Features
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  • Region
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-52-17.png
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
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  • Security and Maintenance
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-53-43.png
  • Sound
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-54-12.png
  • Speech Recognition
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  • Storage Spaces
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-54-55.png
  • Sync Center
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  • Systemexplorer_2017-05-12_15-55-45.png
  • Tablet PC Settings
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  • Taskbar and Navigation
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-56-55.png
  • Troubleshooting
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  • User Accounts
    explorer_2017-05-12_15-57-41.png
  • Windows Defender
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  • Windows Firewallfirewall.png
  • Windows Mobility Centerexplorer_2017-05-12_15-59-12.png
  • Work Folders
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That’s it, you now have a shortcut to the “All Tasks“-folder. Let me know in the comments, or tweet me at @UlvBjornsson what kind of articles you want to read.

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